CT Center for Harm Reduction

The CT Center for Harm Reduction is dedicated to providing harm reduction and drug user health services throughout Connecticut. We educate individuals, social service providers, and communities on the techniques to reduce overdoses, sites to receive clean syringes (and dispose of used ones), and practices that reduce the spread of HIV, Hep C, and other transmissible infections. The Center is a division of AIDS Connecticut, Inc.

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Harm Reduction

A perspective and set of practical strategies to reduce the negative consequences of drug use, incorporating a spectrum of strategies from safer use to abstinence.

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Overdose Prevention

Expands naloxone access to drug users and their loved ones, and includes training on overdose recognition and response (including calling 911 and rescue breathing).

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Syringe Services

Offers people who inject drugs a safe way to dispose of used hypodermic needles, helping to reduce the transmission of blood borne diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C.

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For information about substance use treatment call:

800-563-4086

Prescribe to Prevent

Find information you need to start prescribing and dispensing naloxone (Narcan) rescue kits, including resources containing further information about this life-saving medicine.

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Harm Reduction Coalition

Harm Reduction Coalition is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that works to promote the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are impacted by drug use.

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North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN)

NASEN is a national network of syringe exchange programs (SEPs), those who support them, and the people they serve.

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CT Naloxone Prescribing Pharmacists

Find a complete list of pharmacies in Connecticut with staff certified to prescribe naloxone.

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CT Syringe Services Programs

Find a complete list of Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) in Connecticut.

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OPEN Access CT

OPEN Access CT's mission is to educate and train Connecticut residents on how to prevent opiate-related overdoses by using Naloxone.

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