Harm Reduction at FOR Augusta

Harm reduction is a spectrum of strategies such as: safer use, managed use, abstinence, and meeting people who use drugs “where they’re at.” 

  NARCAN DISTRIBUTION  

Minutes can make the difference during an overdose. FOR Augusta works with the Georgia Overdose Prevention to put free Narcan in the hands of those who need it. So far in 2021, Narcan kits distributed by FOR Augusta have reversed 64 overdoses in our community. 

  SYRINGE EXCHANGE  

Harm reduction adheres to non-judgmental treatment of drug users and moving forward in keeping with best practices for their healthy and safety, as well as the communities. FOR Augusta partners with Challenges Inc. and Access Point of GA to provide syringe exchange to mitigate health concerns associated with IV drug use.

  PEER COACHING  

One of the core principles in the way we approach Recovery is maintaining contact with those still engaging in active use so that we can be there to support them along their Recovery journey.

If you or someone you know needs a Narcan kit ...

DURING BUSINESS HOURS: Contact FORAugusta staff at (706) 945-0290 

AFTER HOURS: Email Dolly McCurry at dolly@foraugusta.org