As one of several state-sanctioned and state-funded syringe exchange programs in Massachusetts, AIDS Action’s Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program distributes and exchanges syringes to injection drug users (IDUs).
The program also operates a drop-in center where members can access:
- Risk reduction supplies, such as crack kits, safer injection supplies, and condoms.
- Periodic risk reduction counseling—both group and individual services.
- 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 provided to IDUs and their network of supportive family and friends to reverse potentially fatal overdoses.
Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program at Green Street
359 Green Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Exchange & Drop-In Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program at Amory Street
75 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02119
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm