Residents, Faith Leaders, & Harm Reduction Advocates Rally in Support of Atlantic City Syringe Access Program

July 6, 2021 (Atlantic City, NJ) — This afternoon, local leaders joined harm reduction advocates, faith leaders, and community members to celebrate the successes of Atlantic City’s syringe access program— called the Oasis Drop-In— and demand that it remain permanently open and accessible. This rally comes two weeks after the Atlantic City Council introduced an … Read more

NJHRC: Gov. Murphy’s Opioid Announcement Shows Urgency of Harm Reduction Expansion

Earlier today, Governor Murphy announced 3,040 overdose deaths in 2020 and, strikingly, 540 deaths in January-February of 2021, along with his opioid policy proposals for 2021. The proposed policies make critical commitments to increasing the state budget for harm reduction programs by $1 million, expanding naloxone (brand name Narcan) access, and bolstering availability of medication … Read more

The State of Harm Reduction: NJHRC Calls on State to Get Naloxone Directly to People Who Use Drugs

Trenton, NJ (Tuesday, January 14, 2020) — In response to the State of the State address, the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition (NJHRC) commends Governor Murphy for recognizing the urgency of ending overdose deaths and urges state lawmakers to expand New Jersey’s underutilized harm reduction programs. By investing broadly in people who use drugs as … Read more

Amid Coronavirus, New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition Offers Free Naloxone Through the Mail

New Jersey (Thursday, April 16, 2020) – As New Jersey’s shelter-in-place order has restricted mobility, the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition (NJHRC) is pivoting their distribution model to mail essential supplies to individuals managing opioid addictions, while maintaining physical distance requirements. At the advent of New Jersey’s Coronavirus outbreak, the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition … Read more