Personal safety and overdose prevention for injection drug users

Harm reduction strategies are ways to lessen the negative effects of drug use. They include ways to avoid disease and lower the risk of overdose, such as carrying naloxone, using clean needles or spoons, and never using alone.

You can also learn about how to safely dispose of used needles.

To learn about efforts to reduce the negative health and social consequences associated with drug use, visit our page on harm reduction.

Name Description Released Format
Fentanyl information card pdf Information about fentanyl, which is often added to street drugs and causes overdoses. September 24, 2018
Fentanyl information card (Spanish) pdf Information about fentanyl, which is often added to street drugs and causes overdoses. (Spanish) September 24, 2018
Getting Off Right: A Safety Manual for Injection Drug Users pdf A guide to reducing the harm of injection drug use and recognizing its negative impact on your health. September 24, 2018
Overdose prevention wallet card pdf Information about how to avoid, recognize, and reverse an overdose, as well as where to get help. September 24, 2018
Overdose prevention wallet card (Spanish) pdf Information about how to avoid, recognize, and reverse an overdose, as well as where to get help. (Spanish) September 24, 2018

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