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A STEP Towards Harm Reduction
Syringe service programs have always been met with resistance due to the fact that they challenge drug-related stigma while prioritizing the human rights and dignity of people who use drugs. This workshop will focus on creating safe access points in your community that does not focus directly on total abstinence, but instead focus on engagement and empowering the individual where they are at with an undertone of addressing conditions of drug use along with the drug use itself. Wellness Services STEP program involves Naloxone/Narcan distribution, free HIV/HCV testing, free access to syringes, and other harm reduction supplies. STEP emphasizes building rapport and trust first while engaging readiness for testing and treatment. This has led to an increase in HIV/HCV testing and treatment services for Flint’s IDU (injection drug user) population and helped to reduce the number of HIV/HCV cases related to injection drug use.

Dec 7, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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