New Zealand’s Needle Exchange
programme provides sterile injecting equipment along with advice, education and information about safer injecting and reducing drug use. You can swap your used equipment for new, or purchase new equipment cheaply. The Needle Exchange website
has a list of exchange locations.Drug checking
is a community organisation of volunteers. They provide drug related harm reduction services at events around New Zealand, including drug checking. The service is free of charge to clients and is the best way to be sure of what you are taking.
The NZ Drug Foundation
has resources on being safer when using alcohol or drugs. They have also released The Level
as a straight up guide for people who use drugs.
The US National Harm Reduction Coalition (NHRC)
has created a booklet providing accurate and unbiased information
that includes a compilation of medical facts, injection techniques, wisdom from people with lived experience, and common sense.