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Safer Injection

Areas

 

How to choose a safer injection area:

 

HIV, AIDS, Ohio, southwest, Ohio 

Remember to rotate sites regularly.


There are many things that we can do to take care of ourselves and reduce the risks associated with using drugs.



Avoid Overdose

 

  • Don't use alone if you can. If you are using alone, try a test shot or call someone—like Never Use Alone or the BRAVE app to connect, by voice, to a person who will stay on the call with you until you’re safe.
  • Test your drugs for fentanyl. Learn how to use a fentanyl test strip [video]
  • Remember the 4 S’s: SNORT, SMOKE or SLOWLY inject to SAMPLE a new batch.
  • Carry naloxone and know how to use naloxone [video]

 


Avoid Infections

  • Know where to inject—check out our Safer Injection quick guide.
  • Use new needles or clean them. Remember that insulin syringes develop a burr after a single use. New needles pierce, while old needles tear, which increases the risk of infection.
  • Use sterile water if possible to mix your drugs.

 


Avoid HIV and Hepatitis C

  • Have your own rigs and gear.
  • Use a clean needle for splitting drugs.
  • Use condoms and practice safe sex.


Questions?

Reach out to us directly at prevention@caracole.org or call/text 513.399.6969.

 

Reach out to learn more: 



Call/text 513.399.6969 or email prevention@caracole.org


Jayme Brogan
Harm Reduction Services Coordinator
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Rob Goeller
Harm Reduction Services Coordinator
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Leah Majesky
Harm Reduction Services Coordinator
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