Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction (NSP)

The primary aim of the Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) is to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B & C and reduce the other harms associated with injecting drug uses. NSP’s sit within the National Drug Strategy which is broken down into 3 tiers and has been in operation since 1986. These are Harm Reduction, Supply Reduction and Demand Reduction.