Accidental toxic drug deaths are preventable. We have the tools we need to stop people from dying from drugs.
The harm reduction team offers evidence-based strategies that reduce the risk of loss of life from an increasingly toxic illicit drug supply. We aim to support people who use drugs, and the people who love people who use drugs, with information to mitigate the risk of toxic drug poisoning and to reduce accidental deaths.
We want to provide all the resources we can to support our community members in their pursuit of harm reduction. Our team is usually working on several campaigns at once, collaborating with partners’ campaigns, and cheering on fellow harm reduction organizations. As part of this work, we are constantly adding to our supplies by creating innovative and informative educational resources. The team can provide naloxone training and distribution, take-home fentanyl test strips, referrals to support services, sterile supplies, substance use education, and more. We strive to always have available supplies during our drug-checking hours.
Check out this short video to hear from students about some of our services.
What you will find onsite at the HaRT location…
MYTH: People should just stop using drugs!
FACT: Recovering from addiction is much more complicated than just stopping drug use. When someone uses drugs, chemical changes can occur in their brain, making it challenging for them to stop using substances, especially if they don’t have access to supports to stay safer or begin their recovery.
A short video from students about our services
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