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.
Governor Newsom Has Blood on His Hands
Disgust Rage Heartbreak Defeated These are some of the words being bandied about in the harm...
BREAKING NEWS–Outrage at Governor Newsom’s decision to veto SB 57, landmark overdose prevention bill
The Safer Inside coalition denounces the decision by Governor Newsom to turn his back on the drug overdose crisis and Californians dying from fatal overdose.
What does it mean to “graduate” from a substance use counseling program?
When abstinence isn't your eventual goal, what does success look like after you've been through a harm reduction counseling program? Dave shares his experience.
California Senate passes SB 57, landmark overdose prevention bill
The bill heads to Governor Newsom’s desk, where he will decide whether to sign the bill into law.
A substance use program that restores hope–one small step at a time
PROP is a harm reduction program for people interested in changing their use of stimulants like meth and cocaine.
Harm reduction wisdom
As a person in recovery, harm reduction has saved my life. Here's what I've learned.
Queerness and substance use collide in popular TV shows
We need to see these examples of what our community looks like when it’s in pain, and we also need to see examples of how our community can find healing.
Fire closes services at Harm Reduction Center
Harm reduction services are temporarily available at a mobile site in the Mission.
The Long View on Harm Reduction in San Francisco
Two of our leaders at SFAF share their memories working in harm reduction in San Francisco since the early '90s--distributing naloxone underground, fighting City Hall to establish needle exchanges, and more.
My Chemical Romance: On Losing a Lover and Turning to Substances
After my former lover died, I turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. At some point, I need to be fully present to find my way through my heartache.
February Updates from Syringe Access Services
There are many myths about fentanyl in San Francisco. Get the real info, here.
January Updates from Syringe Access Services
Find our more about our community programs: Community Sweepers and THREADS (Trans Harm Reduction Education and Drug Use Services).