Overdose affects us all
We commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, and throughout the month of August, to bring awareness to the realities of how drug overdose affects our communities, to honor the lives of those we’ve lost to overdose, to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death, and to share information and resources to prevent drug-related harm.
Overdose is preventable
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with nearly 70,000 deaths occurring every year. To educate and provide our community with the resources and information to prevent overdose, we offer response training and supplies through our Harm Reduction Center and outreach sites.
Mobile syringe & health sites
Our teams are out in neighborhoods across San Francisco providing safe injection and proper disposal supplies and services that help you manage your health, prevent overdose, and stop HIV and hepatitis C transmission.
Advocate for safe consumption spaces
Join the HIV Advocacy Network at San Francisco AIDS Foundation to help bring safe consumption spaces (also known as safe injection facilities and overdose prevention programs) to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Be good to people who inject & use drugs in medical settings
Our Syringe Access Services team is helping to educate primary care and other medical care providers about stigma related to substance use, and how to provide overdose and safer use supplies competently.
October Updates from Syringe Access Services
We provide syphilis screening at the Harm Reduction Center, Tuesday to Friday from 11 am - 1 pm.
Relapse doesn’t mean “losing it all”
A harm reduction approach can change your perspective from “failure” to “part of the journey” after a relapse. See how I’ve taken command of my own story.
Remembering my overdose, the fear still clings. I could have died that day.
In honor of National Recovery Month (September), HIV Advocacy Network member and person in recovery Nikos Pecoraro shares why they are fighting for safe consumption services in San Francisco.
“Saved my life”: Program for people using meth improves health and gives hope
Our program helps people stop or reduce their meth use, or reduce the harm that comes from using.
Overdose Awareness & Prevention Campaign Launched during August
This year’s campaign highlights “justice for people who use drugs” and demands that San Francisco declare a state of emergency to open safe consumption sites.
August Updates from Syringe Access Services
Contact us if you'd like to be a volunteer with Syringe Access Services.
Supporting employees who use drugs
How can an organization acknowledge, and support, employees with the same harm reduction principles it shares with clients and participants?
A matter of life and death: Our response to the overdose crisis
We lose on average 2 San Franciscans every single day to overdose. It's time to wake up and take action, say SFAF staff on the front lines of the overdose crisis.
Safer Inside coalition calls for immediate action on safe consumption sites in response to SB 57 delay
Coalition members say the delay of SB 57 -- the safe consumption site bill -- will cost lives as overdose deaths continue to rise.
Delay in safe consumption site legislation will cost lives
In the midst of an overdose crisis, legislation that would allow San Francisco to establish safe consumption sites has been delayed until January, 2022.
July Updates from Syringe Access Services
We are welcoming back volunteers at our Syringe Access and Disposal sites, beginning June 1.