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 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
- Overdose Prevention and Education and Syringe Service Program Registration 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
- Naloxone: Drug Information Sheet
- 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
Statutes, Regulations, Guidelines, & Standing Orders
New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978
- NMSA 1978 §§ 24-2C — Harm Reduction Act
- NMSA 1978 §§ 24-23-1 — Statute for Naloxone Distribution
- NMSA 1978 §§ 30-31-25.1 — Possession, Delivery or Manufacture of Drug Paraphernalia Prohibited; Exceptions
- NMSA 1978 §§ 61-11-7 — Drug Dispensation Limitations (Pharmacy)
- NMSA 1978 §§ 61-11-22 — Exemptions From Act (Pharmacy)
New Mexico Administrative Code
- NMAC 7.32.7 — Overdose Prevention and Education Program Authorization for Opioid Antagonists
- NMAC 7.4.6 — These regulations govern the operation of harm reduction programs for the purpose of sterile hypodermic syringe and needle exchange, education to participants, and referral to further substance treatment pursuant to the Harm Reduction Act.
- Naloxone Standing Order for Overdose Prevention and Education Programs
- Naloxone Statewide Standing Order for Schools in New Mexico
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.
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- Harm Reduction Protocols (Rules, Regulations & Protocols)
- Naloxone and Atomizer Inventory and Order Form (Form)
- Naloxone: Drug Information Sheet (Help)
- Naloxona: Hoja de Información de Drogas (Spanish Version)
- Overdose Prevention and Rescue Breathing in 20 Minutes or Less (Help)
- Naloxone Enrollment and Record of Use Form (Form)
- Overdose Prevention and Education and Syringe Service Program Registration Form (Form)
- Overdose Prevention and Education Services Guidelines (Help)