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COVID-19 y SACHR

COVID-19 y SACHR

Debido al COVID-19, y por la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros participantes, empleados, visitantes, y toda la comunidad, queremos actualizarte de nuestros servicios.

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COVID-19 y SACHR

Coronavirus Update

In light of COVID-19, with the safety and well-being of our participants, visitors, staff, and overall community as our utmost priority, we would like to give you an update on our scope of services. Our office is still open during normal business hours, but the majority of our services have been temporarily suspended in order to align with federal, state, and city regulations and recommendations to reduce non-essential contact…

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Separated at Birth

Separated at Birth

In an episode of last Week Tonight, John Oliver drew attention to the issue of bias in medicine. Specifically, he described how our healthcare system systematically treats women of color differently and noted the negative outcomes that result from that reality. In our own community of the Bronx, we face similar challenges…

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Announcing Our New Board Member – Hector Diaz

Announcing Our New Board Member – Hector Diaz

Dear Reader, as a founding board member of SACHR, I can remember back to its origins as an underground syringe access program operating out of the trunk of our founder Joyce Rivera’s car. Nearly 30 years later, I am proud to continue to sit on the board and work…

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The Threat of Prison

The Threat of Prison

As harm reduction agencies expand toward addressing the psychological health of participants, prisons continue to entrap the most vulnerable members of our communities. Once incarcerated, the person often finds themselves in a destructive and repetitive cycle that can be damaging to their physical and mental wellbeing.

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The Young Injectables

The Young Injectables

The Young Injectables uses real-life situations to provide a dialogue on how to stay healthy and safe while using drugs. Illustrated by U. A. Morrison, the series follows a group of heroes whose superpower is harm reduction.

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The Rock Bottom Myth

The Rock Bottom Myth

How a misunderstood theory about addiction harms drug users and drug policy. Everyone is familiar with the concept. We see it in movies, books, and on stage. Someone’s life spirals downward until they are struck with a lightning bolt of clarity and begin to…

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Opioid Roundtable with DA Clarke

Opioid Roundtable with DA Clarke

A diverse group of Bronx community leaders gathered with DA Clarke to discuss issues surrounding the opioid crisis and public health.Our CEO and Founder Joyce Rivera was part of an Opioid Roundtable event with Bronx DA Darcel Clarke held at Metropolitan College. The...

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