Harm Reduction and HIV Prevention

Are you interested in learning more about overdose prevention and how to use Naloxone? Our Harm Reduction team holds Informational sessions and provides Naloxone trainings at various facilities throughout the county. Register here for an upcoming information session or request a private training for your team. Naloxone will be available to take home after all trainings. 

Services We Provide:

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 to minimize negative consequences and promote optimal health and social inclusion.

Why Harm Reduction/Overdose Prevention Works:

Community Overdose Prevention/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. Our Harm Reduction team holds Informational sessions and provides Naloxone on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Register here for an upcoming information session and to pick up Naloxone.

Our program was created using an evidence-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 Adams County.

  • 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.
  • 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 Schedule

  • Mondays- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - walk-in services - 7190 Colorado Blvd., 2nd Floor, Commerce City
  • Tuesdays- Outreach
  • Wednesdays- 9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Outreach near US 36 and Pecos
  • Thursdays- 2nd & 4th each month- 1:30-3:30 p.m.- Irving Street Library
    • Note: syringe services unavailable at this location
  • Fridays- 9 a.m.-12 p.m.- Northglenn Resource Fair, 11701 Community Center Drive
  • Fridays- 12-4 p.m. - walk-in services - Westminster Clinic, 1401 W. 122nd Ave., Immunization Clinic

All services available by appointment at Westminster Sexual Health Clinic, 1401 W. 122nd Ave. 

Resources

Contact Us:

Harm Reduction and HIV Prevention

Ph: 303.363.3077

Commerce City
7190 Colorado Blvd.
2nd Floor
Commerce City 80022 
Open for Drop in Services
Mondays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Westminster
1401 W 122nd Ave Ste 200
Westminster 80234
Open for Drop In Services
Fridays, 12-4 p.m.
or by Appointment