People living with addictions in Swift Current and area will now have access to supplies that will reduce their potential exposure to injury, disease and death. A new harm reduction program offering safer inhalation and injection materials has been launched in the community, joining over 29 other sites across the province.
“Harm reduction strategies, such as these reduce the risk of further health complications,” says Dr. David Torr, Medical Health Officer with the Saskatchewan Health Authority. “These programs aim to reduce the risk of diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C.”
Harm reduction programs provide education, promote prevention services, and connect clients to services such as treatment, testing and counselling. Dr. Torr explains that “Health aims to help those living with addictions to live safer and healthier lives, as part of the continuum of services and supports that address problematic substance abuse.”
The harm reduction program focuses on providing safe and appropriate services to clients and the community. Harm reduction supplies offered at the site include safer inhalation and injection materials, condom availability program, take home naloxone kits as well as safe disposal options.
For more information on the safer inhalation supplies distributed across the province visit