Harm Reduction Program
The Harm Reduction Program works to reduce drug-related harm while enhancing individual, family, and community wellness, primarily through the provision of linguistically appropriate and culturally competent services to injection drug users.
- Reduce the transmission of bloodborne infections, including hepatitis & HIV, to limit the frequency of physical injury from abscesses & vein damage, and to minimize other diseases such as endocarditic & septicemia.
- Educate participants on ways to reduce the potential for harm associated with their substance use and other high-risk activities.
- Facilitate access to other health-related services including traditional preventive and primary medical care, as well as alternative healthcare resources.
- Act as a conduit for referring participants to substance use treatment when requested.
- Refer clients to behavioral health and other social services such as housing, benefits programs, and other supportive services.
- Support participants within the parameters of providing professional services.
- Syringe exchange & related harm reduction services.
- Overdose prevention training and Naloxone distribution.
- Auricular detoxification treatment.
- Home delivery syringe exchange and overdose prevention training.
- Community health and social service referrals.
- Primary medical care.
- Buprenorphine opiate substitution therapy.
- Holistic heroin detoxification.
- Complementary medicine interventions using a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and community traditional healers.
- Training and education to law enforcement regarding the New Mexico Harm Reduction Act, and the public health benefits of syringe exchange and harm reduction programs.
- Assistance in food support, drug treatment, medical services, clothing and housing.
- Provides syringes to diabetics who may not be able to afford them.
Who We Serve
- Injection drug users
- Commercial sex workers
- Men who have sex with men
- Individuals experiencing homelessness
- People using crack-cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol or other drugs.
- Harm Reduction and Hepatitis Monthly Report Cover Sheet
- Naloxone Inventory and Order Form
- Naloxone Enrollment and Record of Use Form
- Syringe Services Daily Log Form
- Syringe Services Interview Form
- Harm Reduction Protocols
- Overdose Prevention and Education Services Guidelines
- Overdose Prevention and Rescue Breathing in 20 Minutes or Less
- Harm Reduction County Codes
- Naloxone Rescue Breathing Instructions
- Overdose Prevention Curriculum
- Overdose/Naloxone 3 Hour Training Curriculum (Old)
- Effects of Varying Concentrations of Bleach on in vitro HIV-1 Replication and the Relevance to Injection Drug Use
- Why NMDOH Does Not Recommend the Use of Bleach to Clean Syringes
- Hypochlorite (1%) is Inefficient in Decontaminating Blood Containing Hypodermic Needles
- Harm Reduction Certification Training Presentation
- Overdose and Naloxone Training Curriculum Presentation
- HIV Risk Reduction in Injection Drug Users
To find a harm reduction, syringe exchange or overdose prevention (Narcan) program near you, visit our HIV/STD/Hepatitis Resource Guide.
This valuable community based website offering resources and information about services related to HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction.
It features a searchable guide that will help you find the best and most appropriate services in your area.