Syringe Service Program
Beginning October 1st, 2020, Alamance Cares will launch a syringe service program serving Alamance county.
To request services, call or text our mobile line:
(Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm)
What is a Syringe Service Program?
In short, syringe service programs (also known as syringe exchanges, or needle exchanges) distribute new, sterile syringes and equipment, as well as provide safe disposal methods for used syringes. These programs reduce harms associated with injection drug use, including reducing the spread of HIV, hep C, and other infections.
In 2016, North Carolina legalized syringe service programs with General Statute 90-113.27. Syringe programs have been shown to have a positive impact on public health and safety.
To learn more about syringe programs in NC, check out this FAQ page from the state: NC DHHS Syringe Exchange FAQ
Our SSP Services
Alamance Cares will provide the following services free of charge in Alamance County, both in-office and in outreach settings:
- Sterile (new) syringes and injection equipment
- Disposal services for used syringes and other drug supplies
- Free naloxone kits and training
- Education on infection prevention, overdose, and related topics
- Referrals to substance use treatment or mental health services