Harm Reduction at HIM
“Harm reduction” refers to a wide range of practices, programs, and public policies that reduce harms associated with substance use and substance use stigma. In practice, this can include supervised consumption sites, housing-first policies, drug checking, needle exchange, decolonization, and so on.
HIM works with partners and health providers to develop and deliver harm reduction programs to the communities we serve:
You can order free safer sex, safer substance use, and hormone injection supplies by in-person delivery in the lower mainland, by mail order across BC, and by pick-up at the Davie St Health Centre (#416-1033 Davie St).
Click here to see the full list of supplies and place your anonymous online order.
PnP & Me is program designed to support gay, bi, queer men, and gender diverse people who use meth in achieving health goals related to sexualized substance use (party and play). After an intake appointment, participants also have access to other supports like a peer-led drop-in program, individual counselling, and referrals to services outside of HIM that are tailored to their specific needs and health goals.
PnP & Me is a harm reduction-based program, which means that abstinence is not a requirement. Click here to learn more about the program.