Harm Reduction

Harm reduction refers to practices that help to reduce the negative consequences of drug use, such as overdose prevention and needle exchange programs.

Harm reduction programs throughout Colorado are listed below in alphabetical order.

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Alamosa–San Luis Valley Health Access Risk Reduction Project

1123 West Avenue, Alamosa CO

Southeast, Southwest


San Luis Valley Health Access Risk Reduction Projectoffers clients who are using injection drugs the ability to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C through sterile syringes, the safe disposal of syringes in the community, free HIV and Hepatitis C testing once a month, emergency overdose response training and free naloxone for clients. They also provide access to mental health counseling, substance use treatment, primary medical care, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, and case management.

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Boulder–The Works Program (Boulder County AIDS Project)

2118 14th Street, Boulder CO 80302

Denver Metro


BCAP’s Syringe Access program, known as the Works Program, is a safe, legal, non-judgmental place to get free injection supplies confidentially. The Works Program staff provides outreach, education, and syringe exchange services to reduce HIV and viral hepatitis transmission among people who inject and their partners. Click on website link for a full list of supplies provided and to learn more.

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Denver–Harm Reduction Action Center

112 East 8th Avenue, Denver CO 80203

Denver Metro


Harm Reduction Action Center works to reduce harm for people who inject drugs. Your identity is kept anonymous. Syringe access available M-F: 9-11am. They also provide testing for HIV, hep C, and STD’s, health education and community referrals, and overdose prevention with access to Naloxone. They also provide mail collection for people who don't have an address.

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Lakewood–Points West Syringe Services Program

645 Parfet Street, Lakewood CO 80215

Denver Metro


Points West provides access to safe injection supplies. Services include unused syringes and supplies, used syringe disposal, HIV/Hepatitis C Testing, Medicaid enrollment, overdose prevention education, Naloxone dispensing, safer shooting education, wound care kits, and safer sex supplies. No appointment or ID necessary. Call for more info. Currently open Monday and Wednesday.

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