Syringe, Naloxone (Narcan) and Harm Reduction Resources
Syringe Access Services Schedule (San Francisco):
Harm Reduction Center, HRC (San Francisco)
117 6th Street (between Mission & Minna) San Francisco, CA 94103
Monday: 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: 9 am – 1 pm; 4 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 1 pm; 4 pm – 7 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm
Friday: 9 am – 1 pm; 4 pm – 7 pm
Saturday: 7 pm – 11 pm
Testing Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 1 pm; Saturdays, 7 pm – 11 pm
Hepatitis C linkage and treatment: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 am – 1 pm
The HRC conducts syringe access services, along with free naloxone training and distribution. They also offer a range of activities and groups throughout the week. Click on the link below to learn about what groups and services are offered at HRC: https://www.sfaf.org/programs/harm-reduction-center-groups/#
Glide: HEP C / Harm Reduction Services (San Francisco)
Homeless Youth Alliance, HYA (San Francisco)
HYA exists to meet youth experiencing homelessness where they are, and to help them build healthier lives. We believe that reducing harm is possible through the provision of accessible, non-judgmental outreach, one-on-one counseling, and medical and mental health care, as well as creative and educational workshops, syringe access and disposal, and accurate up-to-date referrals and information. We strive to empower young homeless people to protect themselves, educate each other, reduce harm within the community, and when they are ready transition off the streets.
Drug Overdose Prevention & Education (DOPE) Project: San Francisco
The Center for Harm Reduction Thearpy (SF, Bay Area)
The Center, founded by leaders in the Harm Reduction Therapy movement, is a certified drug and alcohol treatment program staffed by mental health professionals. Our program offers pragmatic, proven solutions to substance misuse, and has an impressive record of positive results.
California Syringe Access Service Listings
There are more than fifty programs in California that provide syringe services. Many have fixed locations, but other operate at various locations and times throughout the week.
National Syringe Access Services
Please be aware that this directory includes only those SEPs that are either NASEN Buyers Club Members and have given NASEN authorization to publish their agencies information on this directory or have authorized Buyers Club to publish their information solely for NASEN directory purposes. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a comprehensive listing of all SEPs in the US.
Safe Needle Disposal
Established in 2002, SafeNeedleDisposal.org helps people learn how to safely dispose of used sharps.
Main Website: https://nextdistro.org/
Access to Supplies: https://nextdistro.org/pwud-people-who-use-drugs
NEXT Distro is currently operational in their home state of New York. They are working with other state Departments of Health to get up and running. Their goal is to provide services and supplies (syringes & other harm reduction materials) across the country.
Sister site to NEXT Distro, NEXT Nalaxone provide naloxone through the mail. They also offer a slew of referrals for local access to Narcan throughout the United States.
Harm Reduction Websites (News, Informational)
Dave Stuart Website
Informational website that talks honestly about chem-sex (sex and drugs, specifically stimulants) and their effect on the mind and body. This website is mostly geared towards gay men, however its message and tools are for the larger community as well. He also has a great you tube channel, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEgO4e542sAUnzD4WGkLLA/playlists
Harm Reduction Coalition
Harm Reduction Coalition was founded in 1993 and incorporated in 1994 by a working group of needle exchange providers, advocates and drug users. Today, we are strengthened by an extensive and diverse network of allies who challenge the persistent stigma faced by people who use drugs and advocate for policy and public health reform.
Informational/ News website discussing issues around harm reduction, drugs, and other relevant information.
Filter magazine is online news outlet largely focused harm reduction, public health, the drug war, politics, media, and culture.
This site offers support and advice to people working in harm reduction services (especially needle programs) and to injecting drug users. The articles on the site cover much of the basic (and some advanced) information to help workers provide the best support to the people they are helping.
International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD)
The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) is a global peer-based organisation that seeks to promote the health and defend the rights of people who use drugs.INPUD will expose and challenge stigma, discrimination, and the criminalisation of people who use drugs and its impact on the drug-using community’s health and rights
Bluelight is an international, online, harm-reduction community committed to reducing the harms associated with drug use. They host an encyclopedia of accurate drugs informatoin and user experiences. Great message boards, on a wide range of topics revolving around drugs and drug use.Bluelight also hosts a robust recovery community for those seeking a way out of drug abuse and addiction. These forums invite visitors to discuss addiction and sobriety in a non-judgmental setting, share recovery resources and encourage members to seek help. We believe there are various roads to recovery, including 12-step programs such as Narcotics/Alcoholics Anonymous and alternatives such as SMART Recovery.
Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues. We work with academic, medical, and experiential experts to develop and publish new resources, as well as to improve and increase access to already existing resources. We also strive to ensure that these resources are maintained and preserved as a historical record for the future.
Friday/Monday (UK drug info site)
Drug information site brought to you by the Terrance Higgins Trust. They are UKs leading HIV sexual health charity. Friday/Monday delivers accurate information about drugs and drug use in a non-judgmental way. Check it out!
Drug Testings Supplies and Information
DanceSafe is a non-profit public health organization promoting health and safety within the nightlife and electronic music community.DanceSafe has two fundamental operating principles: harm reduction and peer-based, popular education. Combining these two principles has enabled us to create successful, peer-based educational programs to reduce drug misuse and empower young people to make healthy, informed lifestyle choices. We are known for bringing adulterant screening (a.k.a., “pill testing,” “drug checking”) to the rave and nightlife community in the U.S., and for distributing unbiased educational literature describing the effects and risks associated with the use of various drugs.
Drug testing kit site. One of the original drug testing sites offering various kits for multiple substances. Also there is a sub-reddit that acts as a heads up to users about drugs that people have found to be fake or not what it was sold as. https://www.reddit.com/r/bunkbot/