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.
Glory holes, anonymous sex & safer cruising during COVID-19
Queer people have always have and always will find creative ways to get our needs met. So it’s no surprise that people are developing innovative harm reduction strategies to have safer sex as we live with COVID-19.
Am I drinking too much? Partying too hard?
Two of our counselors with the Stonewall Project shared their thoughts about when the “right time” might be to talk to someone if you’re questioning your use of drugs or alcohol.
What International Overdose Awareness Day means to me
We cherish and honor the people we’ve lost to overdose, and stay connected to as harm reductionists to help each other in connection and community, writes Ro Giuliano, our director of Syringe Access Services.
Have questions about bringing safe injection sites to San Francisco? Here’s some key info.
As momentum grows in bringing supervised consumption services to the Bay Area, know the facts about how these sites may impact our community.
Supervised consumption bill AB 362 stalls; Critical need for overdose prevention services continues
California Assembly Bill (AB) 362, which would have allowed San Francisco and Oakland to authorize pilot overdose prevention programs, will not move forward this legislative session.
Harm reduction “stations” prevent overdose in hotels during COVID-19
Our Syringe Access Services team is ensuring that about 2,000 San Franciscans housed in hotel rooms during COVID-19 have easy access to harm reduction and overdose prevention supplies.
Talking to a loved one about their meth use: Advice from a substance use counselor
Offer your support, set boundaries, educate yourself about the realities of meth use, and avoid demanding that they stop using, said Jeremy Prillwitz, MA, LAADC, a counselor with The Stonewall Project.
With soaring overdose deaths in San Francisco, what more can we do?
Ro Giuliano, director of Syringe Access Services programs & operations, and Laura Thomas, director of harm reduction policy, share how they understand these trends and what we can do in response.
Harm reduction is love
Charles Hawthorne breaks down how the racist war on drugs stands in the way of health and humanity for drug users, and shares his perspective on reaching people with kindness, empathy and love.
In SF, game-changing programs aim to cure all of hepatitis C
New programs in San Francisco are addressing the “silent epidemic” that affects more than 12,000 community members. HCV cure is possible, but many people don’t know it’s an option.
Cheers, Queers! Get a better buzz in the New Year
Cheers Queers can help you explore the way you drink alcohol, and make changes if desired.
Harm Reduction at the Heart of SF’s Meth Task Force Recommendations
Recently-released recommendations emphasize the need for compassionate, easy-to-access services for people who use meth in San Francisco.