CHASI operates a syringe exchange program, provides education and care for active drug users, and offers connections to information and treatment for users and families.
No personal identification is needed to enroll in and use these services.
Syringe exchange programs reduce disease transmission and keep communities healthier. When you come for exchange services, you will also get access to other CHASI services, including HIV testing, free condoms, and education about what treatment is available if and when you make the decision to stop using.
Individual and group counseling is available to answer questions, provide support and information about best practices when using drugs. How to be safe and to protect yourself and others.
Naloxone (also known as its brand name, Narcan) is a inhaled spray that reverses an overdose from opioids, including heroin, morphine, oxycodone, roxycodone, Percocet, and other narcotics.
Families can feel helpless when a loved one is struggling. Having a tool to save a life can empower family members. We train family members and friends how to recognize an opioid overdose and reverse the overdose by giving naloxone. CHASI nurses and trainers give community presentations at schools and community organizations across the Island, and free naloxone kits are given to training participants. To learn more about Narcan or to request a training, please call 917-971-0340.
For more information about addiction assessments, treatment options, and programs, use this link or call 718-808-1439.