For Current Drug Users
We hope you find the Treatment & Support section of this website helpful when you are ready for help. If you do use opioids, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of infection and overdose.
Don’t Use Alone & Carry Naloxone – Using opioids around other people can help ensure that, in the case of an overdose, someone will be there to call 911 and administer naloxone. See above for how to find locations to get Naloxone.
Needle Exchanges – People who inject drugs with unsterile needles are at risk for hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. By visiting a needle exchange, where used needles can be exchanged for clean ones, individuals can greatly reduce their risk of infection. Snohomish County has one needle exchange program with rotating locations.
The Snohomish County AIDS Outreach/Syringe Exchange provides:
- Syringe Access
- HIV testing
- Hepatitis C screening
- Hepatitis A&B vaccinations for those who qualify
- Overdose Prevention Training and Naloxone Distribution
- Community Referrals
- Client Advocacy