Needle Syringe Program
All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL
- Sterile needles
- Disposal of used needles
- Alcohol swabs, filters, sterile water, tourniquets and cookers
- Condoms and lube
- Health & Social service referrals
Are you interested in Naloxone (anti overdose drug)? Please text us at 519-375-2006 to find out how you can get a Naloxone kit.
101 17th St. East, Owen Sound, ON
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Durham Apothecary Remedy’s Rx
320 College Street North
Monday-Thursday 9:30am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
- Pharmasave, Hanover Medical Clinic-lower level
118 7th Avenue, Hanover, ON
Monday-Friday 8am - 6pm,
Saturday and Sunday-Closed
- Public Health Clinic, Walkerton Hospital
21 McGivern St., Walkerton, ON
Mondays 10am - 4pm
197 Albert Street South, Southampton ON
Mondays to Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
*Please call us at 519-376-9420 for information on more of our locations!
- Injecting is the most complicated and risky way to do drugs. Snorting, smoking or swallowing drugs are all safer than injecting.
- Aseptic Injection is a way of injecting that reduces the risk of getting an infection from injecting. Aseptic injecting helps to avoid becoming infected with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV.
- The basic idea is that no blood gets transmitted from one person to the next.
- Using a sterile syringe is not enough to avoid diseases, as they can be spread by very small amounts of blood. This means it is important not to share, syringes, filters, water, swabs, cookers or tourniquets.
Safer Injecting Means
- Don’t share your needles, water, cookers, filters, or tourniquets.
Keeping it sterile:
- Swab surfaces, your fingers, and the injection site before injecting.
- Always place sharps in a hard walled container, and return it to your local needle exchange.
Needle Syringe Programs Help
- Needle syringe programs are helpful in modifying many risk related practices of injection drug use (for example reusing and sharing needles).
- The recovery of needles helps control the unsafe disposal of needles in the community (for example playgrounds, washrooms) and reduces the risk of blood-borne infections.
- To reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other blood-borne illnesses, such as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
- To reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis by providing clean needles and supplies to people who inject drugs.