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Harm reduction and needle exchange

Our teams work throughout Sheffield to help people reduce the harm that may be caused by their alcohol and/or drug use.

Needle Exchange

The team provides needle exchange services from Portland House. Harm Reduction workers also go out and about across the whole city providing an outreach service for needle exchange, harm reduction and support to people who’d benefit from the service and want to reduce drug and alcohol-related harm.

The aim of the needle exchange service is to reduce the rates or equipment sharing amongst injecting drug users thereby preventing the risks of infection and drug-related harm amongst individuals and their communities.

Naloxone kits save lives

The harm reduction team can provide a naloxone kit to people we support. They will give people the knowledge to be able to use the kit if needed. This is a potentially lifesaving piece of kit that temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Speak to any worker within Likewise about getting a naloxone kit.