Today's tip/quote

…the time you should use a swab is BEFORE injecting, ideally about 10 seconds before (to allow the alcohol to evaporate) and with just a single, firm rub on the skin. So why not use it after? Well its because alcohol thins blood, if you put it on an open wound then you will promote rather than stem the bleeding. The more you bleed, the more you bruise. Also the more you bleed the more blood you have to cross contaminate with.

Daily Harm Reduction?

The idea is a simple one, we are planning to have one harm reduction tip or related quote each weekday for people to use to support their work or just have a bit of inspiration from someone in history.
These tips and quotes will sometimes be challenging, sometimes they'll focus on specific areas like injecting or on certain drugs. We will be doing our best to post tips and quotes that fit in with internationally recognised awareness days (for instance, expect overdose response related tips in August for International Overdose Awareness Day).

Sharing quotes

We've made sharing quotes and tips from this site to social media as simple as we can:
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Other possible uses

As well as sharing quotes on social media the ability to print individual tips/quotes and pages of tips/quotes on this site allows you to share easily offline. For example putting the weeks quotes up as a poster in your needle exchange every Monday, or collecting the tips together in a personal learning journal.
We'd love to hear how you're using the tips/quotes, be sure to let us know.
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Can I help?

This site is a personal project of two harm reduction advocates and, as I'm sure you've worked out, this is a big project with over 250 quotes or tips a year to find. So, if you know of a quote or tip that we should use please let us know, we'll consider anything from leaflet content, sections of reports and research, quotes from youtube videos, even quotes from ancient philosophers (both of the people running this site are fans of Stoic philosophy).

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Nigel Brunsdon

Nigel Brunsdon

Nigel’s day job is being the Community Manager at HIT, he also runs the injectingadvice.com website and a number of other online harm reduction projects. In his spare time he can be found hiding behind a camera.

Craig Harvey

Craig Harvey

Craig is a committed harm reductionist, having worked primarily with people who inject drugs for two decades, both in the United Kingdom and Australia. A surfer, climber and wannabe novelist, he sometimes takes photographs too.

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