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Harm Reduction Program

The Harm Reduction Program works to reduce substance-related harm while enhancing individual, family, and community wellness. We strive to accomplish this work by providing individuals who use substances services in a culturally respectful and responsive manner.

About Us


  • Educate participants on how potential harm associated with substance use and other related activities can be reduced. This includes:
    • Transmission of bloodborne infections such as Hepatitis C and HIV
    • Physical injury such as abscesses and damage to veins
    • Other diseases such as endocarditic and septicemia
    • Reducing overdose death
  • Facilitate access to other health-related services including traditional preventive and primary medical care, as well as alternative healthcare resources.
  • Direct and refer participants to additional substance use treatment programs when requested.
  • Link participants to behavioral health care and social services such as housing, counseling services, benefit programs, and other supportive services.
  • Support participants by providing professional and evidence-based services.


  • Safer use equipment including new and sterile injecting, smoking, and inhalation supplies.
  • Overdose prevention training.
  • Naloxone, fentanyl test strip, and xylazine test distribution.
  • Home delivery supply-services and overdose prevention training (in some areas).
  • Community health and social service referrals.
  • Primary medical care referrals and direct service.
  • Assistance with food support, substance use treatment, clothing, and housing.
  • Training for law enforcement regarding overdose prevention education and harm reduction programs.
  • Provide syringes to people who use insulin if they cannot otherwise afford or obtain them.

Who We Serve

  • People who use substances
  • Commercial sex workers
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness/housing insecurity
  • Individuals who have been recently incarcerated



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Statutes, Regulations, Guidelines, & Standing Orders

New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978

New Mexico Administrative Code

  • NMAC 7.32.7 — Overdose Prevention and Education Program Authorization for Opioid Antagonists
  • NMAC 7.4.6 — These regulations govern the operation of harm reduction programs for the purpose of sterile hypodermic syringe and needle exchange, education to participants, and referral to further substance treatment pursuant to the Harm Reduction Act.


Standing Orders

Information for Pharmacists

Information for Law Enforcement

  • Naloxone How To Guide for Law Enforcement
  • Naloxone Letter to Law Enforcement
  • Naloxone Statewide Standing Order for Law Enforcement

New Mexico Harm Reduction Mailing List

To join the New Mexico Harm Reduction List-serve for updates about the program, Please send an email with "Subscribe" in the Subject line (without quotes) to Then, follow the instructions sent by email to confirm joining the List-serve.

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Community-based website offering resources and information about HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction services across New Mexico. This searchable guide will help you find the best and most appropriate services in your area.

Resource Guide

To find a harm reduction, syringe exchange or overdose prevention (Narcan) program near you, visit our HIV/STD/Hepatitis Resource Guide.

This valuable community based website offering resources and information about services related to HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction.

It features a searchable guide that will help you find the best and most appropriate services in your area.

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