needle exchange services in northern ireland

The Needle and Syringe Exchange Service is a free, confidential service for people who inject drugs. It is designed to reduce the spread of blood borne viruses by providing free, sterile injecting equipment and by disposing of used equipment safely.

The Needle and Syringe Exchange Scheme is vital to the health and wellbeing of the entire community, helping to reduce the potential of drug-related litter, lowering the risk of HIV and Hepatitis B and C within the wider population, and putting those who use the service in direct contact with a health professional who can help them in engaging with treatment services to address their drug misuse. Needle exchange services are based in areas where there is an existing pattern of people who inject, but help protect everyone in the community. For a full list of exchanges in your area follow the link>> Needle and Syringe Exchange Service | HSC Public Health Agency Needle Exchange Charter Leaflet

Anyone who injects substances can use a needle exchange service, and this includes people who inject opioids, steroids, tanning agents or stimulants.