Syringe Access Services
Educating the community about safer drug use, fighting the spread of infectious disease and preventing opioid overdose
“The epidemic is national, but the impact is personal.”
-President Joe Biden
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 1pm to 4pm at 1475 Lima Street, Aurora, 80010
Call 303-363-3077 or email Syringe Access
- Syringe exchange and disposal
- Overdose prevention education and Naloxone distribution
- Wound care education
- Medicaid enrollment
- Referrals to mental health and addiction services
- HIV/Hepatitis C testing, counseling, and referrals to treatment
Supplies We Provide
- Get Linkage to Care coordination services for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Call 303-363-3018, extension 6 or email Linkage to Care
- We offer HIV/Hepatitis C testing out in the community. You can find upcoming testing times and locations here
Community Naloxone Training
- People who use drugs are often the first responders to an overdose. If you or someone you know uses opioids, carrying and knowing how to administer Naloxone could save a life in the event of an overdose .
- If you work for an organization that would like to have Naloxone on hand, please call 303-363-3077 or email Syringe Access to schedule a no-cost training today!
Our program was created using an evidenced based approach that aims to reduce health and social harms associated with substance use. We provide a safe, non-judgmental place to exchange used syringes for sterile injection equipment.
We want to empower participants to maintain and improve their own health while also preventing opioid overdose and HIV/Hepatitis C transmission within our community.
Harm Reduction is:
- Harm reduction is a set of ideas and interventions that seek to reduce the harms associated with drug use and ineffective drug policies.
- Harm Reduction stands in stark contrast to a punitive approach to problematic drug use, it is based on acknowledging the dignity and humanity of people who use drugs and bringing them into a community of care in order to minimize negative consequences and promote optimal heal and social inclusion.
Why Harm Reduction Works...
- Provides a space for people to be open about their drug use and sexual behavior so it’s not hidden, perpetuating feelings of isolation
- Values people and their expertise so they feel empowered to determine and voice their own hierarchy of need and next steps are clear between provider and participant
- It is rooted in evidence-based practices that have shown decreases in health and social harms
- Keeps individuals engaged in care if they re-engage risk at any stage
- Our outreach team is in Aurora and Adams County Monday-Friday providing the services listed below.
- To exchange or get supplies you need please email Syringe Access or call 303.363.3077 and leave a message.
It Takes a Village