The Madison County Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Inc.

Harm Reduction

Overdose Deaths Are at a Record High Nationwide

In an effort to save lives and decrease the harms associated with substance use, we’ve partnered with the MATTERS Network to provide free drug test kits and have processed over 100,000 ordersNow more than ever, harm reduction is an imperative. Harm reduction strategies include: increased naloxone access and training; syringe services programs; access to drug test stripsoverdose prevention education; removal of stigma and barriers to treatment and to medications for treatment; Deterra medication disposal bags; anti-stigma work; increased public awareness and education; and grassroots work by peers, recovery supports, and prevention coalitions.

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