Date: August 20, 2017

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Harm Reduction Program

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:47 AM

Lambton Public Health's Harm Reduction Program focuses on practical ideas and strategies to reduce the risks associated with drug use and other risky health behaviours.

The program is:

  • community-based
  • user-driven
  • non-judgmental

The program ensures priority populations have access to harm reduction services and supports necessary to adopt healthy behaviours and practices that prevent exposure to and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne infections between individuals in our community, such as:

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis C and B
  • Various STIs

For some, abstaining from drugs may not be desirable or realistic.

Lambton Public Health actively improves and provides FREE access to:

  • Sterile, single-use injection and inhalation supplies
  • Safe disposal of used equipment
  • Education about safer drug use practices

Supplies and Services

  • Syringes, alcohol swabs, sterile water, tourniquets, spoons and filters, safer inhalation kits, sharps containers,
  • NARCAN (Naloxone) Overdose Prevention Kits.
    • Kits are for any person at risk for opioid overdose and a family member, friend or other person able to help someone at risk of an opioid overdose
    • Kits are FREE, no health card or ID needed
    • Time required for training on how to use kit takes 15-20 minutes with a nurse
  • Free STI testing, free barriers (external condoms, internal condoms, dental dams), and immunizations.
  • Referrals to community resources.

For additional information about supplies and rationale visit: www.ohrdp.ca/products

Clinic and NARCAN locations:

  • Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward ON
    519-383-8331 ext. 3537 / toll free 1-800-667-1839
  • Free naloxone kit locations

Clinic Schedule