Harm Reduction Resources
American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD)
Internet address: www.aatod.org
AATOD was founded to enhance the quality of patient care in treatment programs by promoting the growth and development of comprehensive methadone treatment services throughout the United States. AATOD works with federal agencies and state substance abuse authorities concerning opioid treatment policy. The organization offers a program for providers entitled, the Hepatitis Education Training for Opioid Treatment Providers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Injection Drug Users
Internet address: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/c/index.htm#idu
This location on the CDC site has links to sources of information about viral hepatitis and its prevention in the setting of injection drug use.
Chicago Recovery Alliance (CRA)
Internet address: www.anypositivechange.org/menu.html
CRA is a racially and ethnically diverse group composed of people living with HIV and drug use, working in addiction treatment, health care, education, law and assorted other areas. See also CRA’s better vein care/safer injection guide at www.anypositivechange.org/bvcsi.html.
Florida Hepatitis and Liver Failure Prevention and Control Program
Internet address: www.doh.state.fl.us/disease_ctrl/aids/hep/index.html
Operated by the Florida Department of Health, this site provides viral hepatitis information, and hepatitis vaccine and testing availability. The Florida Hepatitis C Hotline is toll free at 1-866-FLA-HEPC. The hotline provides hepatitis C education and describes testing options.
Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC)
Internet address: www.harmreduction.org
The Harm Reduction Coalition is committed to reducing drug-related harm among individuals and communities by initiating and promoting local, regional, and national harm reduction education, interventions, and community organizing. HRC fosters alternative models to conventional health and human services and drug treatment; challenges traditional client/provider relationships; and provides resources, educational materials, and support to health professionals and drug users in their communities to address drug-related harm.
Immunization Action Coalition, Model Programs for Hepatitis A, B, and C Prevention
Internet address: www.immunize.org/
This location on the Immunization Action Coalition Internet site provides links to harm reduction programs and resources.
National Development and Research Institutes, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research
Internet address: www.cduhr.org
CDUHR is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It is the first center for the socio-behavioral study of drug use and HIV in the United States. The Center is dedicated to increasing the understanding of the drug use-HIV/AIDS epidemic, particularly among high-risk individuals. The goal of the Center is to advance knowledge regarding social-level and other influences on HIV-related risk behavior, prevention and transmission. In addition, the Center facilitates the development of timely new research efforts and disseminates information to researchers and service providers.
North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN)
Internet address: www.nasen.org
NASEN is dedicated to the creation, expansion and continued existence of syringe exchange programs as a proven method of stopping the transmission of blood borne pathogens in the injecting drug using community. Site contains numerous links to harm reduction information.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Internet address: www.samhsa.gov/about/csat.aspx
SAMHSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA's vision is a life in the community for everyone. SAMHSA's mission is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness. The SAMHSA site has subsections including, but not limited to: