Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program
AIDS Action’s Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program distributes and exchanges syringes to injection drug users (IDUs). Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program is one of four state-sanctioned and state-funded syringe exchange programs in Massachusetts. The program also operates a drop-in center where members can access risk reduction supplies such as crack kits, safer injection supplies, and condoms. Members can participate in periodic groups as well as receive individual risk reduction counseling, information and referrals to medical, substance use, and other social service providers. Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program is also one of the state’s pilot sites for the distribution of Narcan, a nasal spray distributed to IDUs and their network of supportive family and friends to reverse potentially fatal overdoses.
AIDS Action has two needle exchange locations:
Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program at Green Street
359 Green Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Exchange & Drop-In Hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am-4 pm
- Thursday 9 am-2 pm