Hi all! I am a public health nurse whose health department is about to start a syringe access/needle exchange program for intravenous drug users in our area. The intent of the program is to provide a harm reduction approach to IV drug use. Program participants can bring in their used works and needles for safe disposal (keep those neeedles off the sidewalks!) and exchange them for sterile things. We will also be providing HIV and Hep C testing along with active referrals to mental health providers, rehabs, and other substance abuse treatment services to participants ready to stop using. We will provide Narcan training too (some pharmacies in our area will provide Narcan on standing orders without rx to people who ask for it). I know it isn't quite the same as traditional addictions nursing, but I am curious if any of you have ever worked in a place that provided services like that and what your experiences were like. I've read stories from lay people who have worked in syringe access/harm reduction, but I am having trouble finding nursing perspectives. Thanks for your stories if you've got em!