We offer drug users education and counseling about reducing harm through safer drug use practices.
The harm reduction movement recognizes the inherent dignity of all people and puts the tools people need to be safe in the hands of those who need it most. Using drugs or having a complicated relationship with substances does not mean you lose your rights. In CHASI’s harm reduction programs, you can learn how to keep yourself as safe as possible and how to advocate for yourself to get the care and help you need.
Individual and group counseling is available to answer questions, provide support and information about how to stay safe when using drugs, and how to protect yourself and others.
Harm Reduction support groups and workshops are offered for people who use drugs to learn more about safer use and to learn about harm reduction principles and the impact of harm reduction on individuals and families.
Harm Reduction is a public health philosophy that seeks to empower individuals, remove barriers to accessing the support that they need, and supply pragmatic approaches to risk reduction in a non-judgmental/non-coercive way that is compassionate and accepting of any positive change. We know from over thirty years of doing this work that the same approach to health does not work with every person who uses substances, and that there are ways to improve health for individuals and groups that are not only based in abstaining from all drugs and alcohol. Whether you are using drugs or alcohol now, are exploring options to change your use, or are interested in programs to stop using, we can help.