Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.
State & National Harm Reduction Resources
SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention
Harm Reduction Coalition
In the event of an opioid overdose, there is a drug that can be used that can reverse the effects of the opioid. Naloxone is a life-saving medication used to reverse the effect of an opioid overdose.
Local Harm Reduction Resources
Lenawee County Residents
If and when you are ready for treatment, please call Lenawee ACCESS:
Pathways Engagement Center: 517-920-4416
Hours Monday - Friday: 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Open 24 hours over the weekend (Friday through Sunday) S.M.A.R.T. Recovery mutual aid groups daily during the week from 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., and several times over the weekend.
If and when you are ready for treatment, please call Livingston ACCESS:
Stepping Stones Engagement Center: 517-376-6262
Hours: Monday-Friday 5pm to 9am and 24/7 on weekends
Naloxone is available free of charge for Livingston County individuals at the Stepping Stones Engagement Center at 517-376-6262 or by calling Diane Heinlein at 517-546-4126.
Livingston EMS can also provide naloxone after EMS services to Livingston County individuals through the Washtenaw Livingston Medical Control Group Leave Behind Protocol after 6/1/2021.
Monroe County Residents
If and when you are ready for treatment, please call Monroe Access:
St. Joseph Center for Hope Engagement Center: 734-357-8880
Peer Supports are available 24 hours / 365 days per year
Recovery Advocacy Warriors (RAW): 734-240-3850
Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition
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Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition Website
Washtenaw County Residents
If and when you are ready for treatment, please call
Washtenaw County Access at:
Home of New Vision Engagement Center: 734-879-1101
The Engagement Center is a 24-hour facility
Intakes for the Engagement Center occur 24hrs a day / 7 days a week.
Washtenaw County WRAP:
Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project (WRAP) is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) that consists of people in recovery, family and friends of recovering persons, and other allies of recovery. Our mission is to advocate for those affected by substance use disorder to policymakers at all levels of government, open doors and break down barriers to recovery services and treatment, reduce the stigma associated with addiction through engagement and education, building recovery-friendly communities in the process, in turn changing the face of addiction to one of recovery.
Services available: specific to Harm Reduction include Naloxone trainings and distribution events, community outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness and who have a substance use disorder, and providing recovery support services to community members who may be seeking recovery.
Washtenaw County ROOT:
Recovery Opioid Overdose Team- engaging overdose victims to engage in the early recovery process
Washtenaw County- UNIFIED
UNIFIED’s Wellness and Harm Reduction Program specialists provide real life solutions and education to reduce the harmful effects of overdose, the spread of disease, and to mitigate all other risks associated with substance use.
Services Available: Syringe Service Program (SSP), Safe Use Supplies, Overdose Rescue Supplies, Safer Sex Supplies, Wound Care Supplies, Hygiene Supplies, Harm Reduction Education, HIV, HCV, STI Testing, and Linkage to Care including Case Management, Community Outreach, Support Groups, and Clinical Therapy.