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.
The New Mexico Department of Health will hold a public hearing on 7.32.7 NMAC Authorization to Administer Opioid Antagonists.
The hearing will be held on Friday, June 17 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the Harold Runnels Building auditorium, located at 1190 S. St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe.
The public hearing will be conducted to review proposed rule changes regarding Overdose Prevention, requirements for Overdose Prevention and Education Programs, and Opioid Antagonist (Naloxone) Distribution.
The Proposed Changes to Authorization to Administer Opioid Antagonists are available for review. A copy of the proposed rules can also be obtained from:
New Mexico Department of Health
Public Health Division-Hepatitis and Harm Reduction
1190 St. Francis Drive
P.O. Suite S-1300
Santa Fe, NM 87502
E-mail: Dominick Zurlo
Please submit any written comments regarding the proposed rules to the attention of Dominick Zurlo at the above address or e-mail prior to the hearing. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of special assistance or accommodations to attend or participate in the hearing, please contact Dominick Zurlo at 505-827-2507. The Department requests at least ten (10) days advance notice for special accommodations requests.
- 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 substance use and other related 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 additional substance use treatment programs when requested.
- Refer participants to behavioral health and other social services such as housing, counseling services, benefit programs, and other supportive services.
- Support participants within the parameters of providing professional services.
- Syringe services (including syringe exchange) & related harm reduction services.
- Overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution.
- Auricular detoxification treatment.
- Complementary medicine interventions using a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and community traditional healers.
- Home delivery syringe services and overdose prevention training (in some areas).
- Community health and social service referrals.
- Primary medical care referrals and is some areas, limited direct service.
- Buprenorphine opiate substitution therapy referrals.
- Training and education to law enforcement regarding the New Mexico Harm Reduction Act, and the public health benefits of syringe services, overdose prevention education, and harm reduction programs.
- Assistance in food support, substance use treatment, medical services, clothing and housing.
- Provides syringes to people using insulin if they cannot otherwise afford or obtain them.
Who We Serve
- Individuals injecting substances
- Commercial sex workers
- Men who have sex with men
- Individuals experiencing homelessness
- Individuals who have been incarcerated
- Individuals using crack-cocaine, methamphetamine, or other substances
- Harm Reduction and Hepatitis Monthly Report Cover Sheet
- Naloxone and Atomizer 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
- Nasal Naloxone and Rescue Breathing Instructions
- Hepatitis and Harm Reduction Specialist Certification Training Curriculum
- Overdose/Naloxone 3 Hour Training Curriculum (Old)
- Why NMDOH Does Not Recommend the Use of Bleach to Clean Syringes
- 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.