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20Needle Exchange


+3 Million NeedlesDistributed per year

30Year Delivering
Exchange Service

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Information for people who inject drugs and professionals seeking information.

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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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The Needle Exchange Programme is running a campaign specifically for people who inject drugs.

For more information visit the Know it, Treat it, Beat website or follow @KnowTreatBeat Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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