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What is harm reduction?

Harm reduction is an approach that aims to minimize the negative impacts of drug use, drug policies, and drug laws on people’s health, well-being, and human rights. It offers practical and compassionate services and resources to people who use drugs, without judgment or coercion. Harm reduction is rooted in care, dignity and autonomy, and can be life-saving.

In 2022, an average of 7 Virginian's died of a drug overdose every day

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Harm Reduction Vending Machines

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Demonstration Videos

Learn how to use each of the supplies by watching the videos below.

Fentanyl Test Strips

Test your drugs before taking them

Narcan Nasal Spray (Naloxone)

Reverse an overdose and save a life

Drug Deactivation System

Properly dispose any prescription medication


The ESCSB has two harm reduction vending machines. One is located in the main lobby at our Greenbush outpatient treatment office, as well as one at our Dunne Avenue office group room.

Public access to the vending machines will be during our normal business hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.