including 1 Mobile Exchange
+3 Million NeedlesDistributed per year
Needle Exchange Service
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New Zealand was the first country in the world to introduce a national state sponsored Needle Exchange Programme.
Today the programme operates from Whangarei through to Invercargill through a network of dedicated outlets and pharmacy based exchanges.
We distribute over 3 million needles each year. In addition to support and advice on harm reduction we also collect returns and ensure the safe disposal of equipment used for injecting drug use.
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For more information talk to staff at your local NZNEP outlet.
Drug checking is a free and confidential service that checks your drugs to see what's in them. If you can't make it to a clinic, you can use reagent tests to check your drugs at home.