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DELIVERY OPTIONS FOR HARM REDUCTION SUPPLIES

 

Please fill out this form to request delivery of safer sex and safer drug using supplies. This service is currently offered at our Grande Prairie location.

If you are outside of Grande Prairie, and within the Northern Alberta region, please contact us at info@northreach.ca or 780-538-3388 to discuss supply distribution at your location. We offer supplies to satellite sites in other communities that you may be able to access. Check out this page to learn more about becoming a satellite site.

 

SUPPLIES OFFERED

 

Safer Sex Supplies
Regular Latex Condoms Also called an external condom. Use to prevent transmission of various Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Sexually Transmitted Blood-Borne Illnesses (STBBI), and pregnancy.
Nonlatex Condoms For those with a latex allergy to use to prevent transmission of various STI, STBBI, and pregnancy.
Flavored Condoms Flavored for use when engaging in oral sex to prevent the transmission of various STI and STBBI.
Flavors include: mint, mint chocolate, tropical, banana, and chocolate strawberry.
Extra Large Condoms Larger fitting latex condom to prevent breaking. Use to prevent transmission of various STI, STBBI, and pregnancy.
Insertive Condoms Also called a female condom for insertion into the vagina.
Can also be inserted for anal sex. Can be worn up to 8 hours before use.
Covers outer area of genitals for additional external protection.
Do not use an internal condom and an external condom at the same time.
Use to prevent transmission of various STI, STBBI, and pregnancy.
Flavored Latex Dental Dams Used during oral sex, covering the external areas of genitals to prevent transmission of various STI and STBBI.
Flavors include: banana, strawberry, grape, mint, and vanilla.
Ultra Thin Condoms Thinner external condom for a different feel. Use to prevent transmission of various Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Sexually Transmitted Blood-Borne Illnesses (STBBI), and pregnancy.
Silicone-Based Lubricant Lubricant is used to improve comfortability by preventing dryness and possible tearing of the genital area. Tears can facilitate transmission of STI and STBBI.
This lube is safe to use with external and internal condoms as well as dental dams. It lasts longer and is more slippery but can cause staining and needs to be washed off.
Water-Based Lubricant Lubricant is used to improve comfortability by preventing dryness and possible tearing of the genital area. Tears can facilitate transmission of STI and STBBI.
This lube is safe to use with external and internal condoms as well as dental dams. It might not last as long as silicone based lube but should not cause staining and should not need to be washed off.

 

More sexual health tips can be found here.

Safer Inhalation Supplies
Glass Bulb Pipe Typically used to smoke crystal meth. Clean with alcohol swab prior to using. Avoid sharing pipes to prevent transmission of blood-borne illnesses (HIV, HCV) or use own mouthpiece. Let pipe cool before using again to  prevent breaking and cracking.
Glass Straight Pipe Typically used to smoke crack cocaine or can be used as a hooter. Clean with alcohol swab prior to using. Avoid sharing pipes to prevent transmission of blood-borne illnesses (HIV, HCV) or use own mouthpiece. Let pipe cool before using again to  prevent breaking and cracking.
Alcohol Swabs Use to keep pipe clean.
Brass Screens Used as a filter when smoking crack cocaine. Use screens rather than brillo as the screen should stay together better and prevent inhalation of brillo pieces. Push one screen into straight pipe at a time. The screen does not last forever and should be changed out regularly.
Push Sticks Use to push screens into straight pipe, or push other particulate through pipes.
Foil 5 sheets of un-coated (cooking foil has more chemicals coating it) aluminum foil, interleaved with tissue, in a protective plastic wallet.
Hose If sharing a pipe, using your own mouth piece is a safer practice.  This hose slips right on the end of both glass pipes provided by Northreach.
Having your own mouthpiece can prevent STBBI transmission.
Chapstick Use to help heal chapped, cracked, bleeding, or burnt lips that can come from smoking substances.
Openings (burns, cuts) on the lips can transmit STBBI (Hepatitis, HIV) if smoking equipment is shared.

 

More information about safer crystal meth smoking can be found here.

More information about safer crack-cocaine smoking can be found here.

Safer Injection Supplies
Regular 28g Needles Used for intravenous substance use. Designed for single, individual use. Sharing and reusing of injection equipment increases risk of blood-borne illness transmission, abscesses, and other infections.
‘Short’ 29g Needles Used for intravenous substance use. These are shorter and thinner than regular needles, and might be used for smaller veins or for skin popping. Designed for single, individual use. Sharing and reusing of injection equipment increases risk of blood-borne illness transmission, abscesses, and other infections.
Alcohol Swabs Used to clean the desired injection site. Swipe across the site once or twice, use another swab if needed. Not for use after injection to wipe away blood, use post-injection pad inside cooker package.
Cookers A sterile and single use cooker of 2.5 ml (smaller than a maxicup). Its 5 different colours serve to protect against accidental sharing. . Single, individual use of cookers reduces the risk of viral transmission (HIV, HCV). Includes a post-injection pad and one cotton filter.
Maxicups A sterile and single use cooker of 5 ml (larger than a regular cooker). Its 5 different colours serve to protect against accidental sharing. Use to prepare drugs that need higher volumes to dissolve. Single, individual use of cookers reduces the risk of viral transmission (HIV, HCV). Includes a post-injection pad and one cotton filter.
Sterile Water The use of sterile water instead of other water (e.g. tap or other non-sterilized water) avoids harm from contaminated sources when injected.
Vitamin C/Ascorbic Acid Acidifiers are added to some drugs (e.g., crack cocaine, some forms of heroin) to make it easier to dissolve the drug in water so that it can be injected. Using other common acids such as lemon juice or vinegar may lead to infection.
Filters Filter out particulate matter, bacteria, and air emboli prior to injecting.
Tourniquets/Ties Tourniquets help to dilate veins, making them bigger so they are easier to find/inject into.  Available in latex and latex free.

 

Safer injection tips can be found by clicking on the following links:

Choosing an injection site

Safer Injecting Pamphlet

Safer Injecting Video

 

Disposal Bins
Black Disposal Bin Holds up to 20 used syringes.
Can open and close but does not lock.
Small Yellow Disposal Bin Holds up to 100 used syringes. Can open and close, and has a locking mechanism to lock when full.
Medium Yellow Disposal Bin Holds up to 200 used syringes. Does not open and close, the lid slides open and shut.
Lid can be locked closed when full.
Most often used in wall mounts in bathrooms, for example.
Large Yellow Disposal Bin Holds up to 500 used syringes.
Opens and closes, and has a locking mechanism to lock when bin is full.

 

When the bin is full, they must be disposed of properly. Bring bins back to Northreach to ensure proper disposal. This service is offered for personal use of syringes. For commercial disposal (Tattoo Shops, Acupuncture) please call 1-800-563-2466 to arrange your disposal. To learn more about safer needle pick up click here.

Safer Snorting Supplies
Individually Wrapped Straws Individually wrapped to keep clean.
Can be easily cut to desired length.

 

More information about safer snorting can be found here.

Naloxone
Naloxone Kit Naloxone kits contain:
– 3 vanishpoint (retractable) syringes
– 3 doses of Naloxone
– 3 alcohol swabs
– 1 rescue breather
– a pair of gloves
– pamphlet explaining how to use

 

Naloxone is used to temporarily reverse an opioid poisoning. Learn more about opioids here.

More information regarding Naloxone can be found on our Naloxone page.