Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 12:00pm - 2:00pm & 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Once you walk in the building, head to the Care Center
(2nd door on your left).
The Syringe Exchange Program will be in the last cubicle, you will see our sign!
Protect Yourself! Come visit us.
People who inject drugs are at risk for HIV, Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection through sharing needles and drug-preparation equipment. This is because sharing needles or works like spoons, cookers, cottons, ties, or water can transfer blood from person to person. Also, when you’re high on drugs, you’re more likely to take risks with sex, which can increase your risk for getting HIV.
- Collection and safe disposal of used needles/syringes.
- Free, clean needles, injecting supplies, and condoms in a discreet paper bag.
- Education on overdose prevention and response; training on how to use Naloxone (Narcan).
- Explanation of the Good Samaritan Law and legal protections as a registered participant or volunteer.
- Tips on safer injecting strategies, injury prevention, and drug-related illness.
- Free, walk-in testing and counseling for HIV and Hepatitis C (no appointment necessary).
- Appointments for Hepatitis A & B vaccination (Twinirix); screening for Hepatitis A, B, and C.
- Education on sexual health and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- Appointments for screening/treatment of STIs, as well as services for PrEP, a medicine that prevents HIV.
- Appointments for testing and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB).
- Linkage to other desired services within the health department.
CALL 911 if this is a medical or life threatening emergency.
If you need the police, ask for a CIT officer. They have received extra training on handling these situations.
If this is NOT a medical or life threatening emergency:
YOU HAVE A CHOICE ABOUT HOW TO GET SERVICES WHEN YOU ARE IN A CRISIS
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions Access Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customer Service Specialists will assist you to find a crisis provider that is well-matched with your needs. Your local number is: 800-939-5911
If you already have a service provider, call them first. Providers who know you are usually best prepared to assist you in a crisis.
Have Support Come to You…
Crisis situations are often best resolved at home. Mobile Crisis Teams are available 24 hours a day. Professional counselors will speak with you and your family during a visit. They have an average response time of 2 hours. This service is provided by:
Daymark Recovery Services866-275-9552
Go To A Crisis Center…
Many counties have a specialized crisis center where you can walk in for a crisis assessment and referrals to additional services. Appointments are not needed. The crisis center in Cabarrus County is provided by:
284 Executive Park Drive Concord NC 28025
704-939-1100. Monday -- Friday – 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cabarrus County Substance Use Treatment Resources
Safely dispose of medications at these local drop box sites.
To access 24/7, confidential support for those in suicidal crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Carolinas Poison Center, to access 24/7 poison help line please call: 1-800-222-1222
Naloxone is a medication used to treat an opioid overdose. Naloxone works by reversing the effects of opioids by temporarily binding to the same brain receptors as opioids.
North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
NCHRC is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to the implementation of harm reduction interventions, public health strategies, drug policy transformation, and justice reform in North Carolina and throughout the American South. NCHRC engages in grassroots advocacy, resource and policy development, coalition building, and direct services for law enforcement and people impacted by drug use, incarceration, sex work, overdose, gender, HIV and hepatitis.
Find a Heroin Anonymous Meeting
Our fellowship is based on a twelve-step program of recovery—and if you wish to join us, we are here to share what we have found. There are no dues or fees for membership; the only requirement is a desire to stay sober. We are here to assist the next person seeking help with their own addiction.
Find a NA Meeting
NA offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.