Harm Reduction is an approach that meets people who use drugs (PWUD) where they are and empowers them to live healthy, self-directed lives. The foundations of harm reduction are: dignity, respect, and body autonomy. It aims to reduce the negative consequences associated with drug use, such as reducing the spread of disease and fatal overdoses. Understanding that drug use is complex, PIK believes that PWUD must be met with dignity, respect, compassion, understanding, and a non-judgmental space. Ensuring that individuals practice safer use, safer sex, and compassionate overdose response is the heart of all of our programs. PIK hopes to spread the message that Harm Reduction is a Pathway of Recovery.

In December 2023, Prevention is Key was recognized by the New Jersey Department of Health as a Registered Harm Reduction Center. We now have three centers:

  • 25 W. Main St., Rockaway, NJ 07866
  • 50 Union Ave, Suite 601c, Irvington, NJ 07111
  • 309A S. Main St., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Services provided:

  • Naloxone Distribution and Trainings
  • Harm Reduction Education
  • Fentanyl Test Strips
  • Xylazine Test Strips
  • Safer Use Kits
  • Safer Sex Kits
  • Wound Care Kits

Harm Reduction Resources:

For more information please email harmreduction@mcpik.org.

Resources

The “Harm Reduction Gap” 

by PIK

By: Megan Souter, Preventionist Prevention is Key was excited to host “The Harm Reduction Gap: Helping Individuals Left Behind” on April 17th in Morristown. Dr. Sheila P. Vakharia, Dr....Learn More

October Legislative Breakfast On Harm Reduction!

by PIK

On October 12, 2022, Prevention is Key will host a breakfast and discussion about the value of harm reduction strategies throughout the state. The event will be held at the Westin Governor Morris...Learn More

2022 Rx Summit

by PIK

The week of April 18 – 21, our team attended the Rx Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. This yearly conference showcases the great work being done across the country in relation to substance use...Learn More

Prevention Update

by Barbara Kauffman

PIK’s Prevention Team  is happy to continue its collaboration with The Institute of the Center for Great Expectations to offer more valuable seminars, with the goal of fostering resilient...Learn More