Harm reduction:

  • Aims to reduce the negative health, social and economic consequences that may result from the use of drugs, without necessarily reducing drug use.
  • Ensures that people who use drugs are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Focuses on reducing harms, not consumption.
  • Connects individuals to health and social services.
  • Meets people where they are at.
  • Acknowledges that drug use is complex.

Gear Works (Safe Drug Supplies)

  • Gear Works is a drop-in service that provides needle exchange and sterile injection and inhalation equipment for free. For example: needles, syringes, meth pipes, and crack kits.
  • For more information on the program, including hours and locations, see Gear Works.

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