Harm Reduction Program
Harm Reduction Program Goals
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. To achieve this, we work to:
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.
Harm Reduction Program 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.
Subscribe to the New Mexico Harm Reduction Group
- Harm Reduction Program
- Harm Reduction Resource Library
- Overdose Prevention Protocol - revised November 2011
- Harm Reduction Protocol - revised January 2012
- Narcan Enrollment and Record of Use
- Narcan & Atomizer Order Form
- SSP Exchange Log Form
- SEP Supply Order Form
- SSP Interview Form
- Syringe Exchange Providers - Locations, Hours and Services
Andrew Gans, MPH
HIV, STD and Hepatitis Section Manager
1190 St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
Syringe Exchange Coordinator
Harm Reduction Program
Infectious Disease Bureau
Public Health Division
Phone: (505) 827-2363
FAX: (505) 827-2862
Email: Raymond Aragon