Chore Boy is used inside a crack pipe to hold the crack ‘rock’ in place. Copper Chore Boy is much better than fine steel wool that can release carcinogens and also become brittle and easily inhaled.
Providing Chore Boy at your SEP and through outreach activities is an excellent way to engage with individuals who smoke crack-cocaine and may be in need of non-injection related harm reduction education and resources. Discussing how steel wool can become brittle and be inhaled creating cuts in the throat, is an excellent segue into discussing sex work and risk reduction after getting sexual fluids in the mouth. Don’t underestimate the power of Chore Boy during an outreach encounter.
Are you having a difficult time convincing your program to purchase safer smoking supplies? Difficulty writing a grant to purchase safer smoking supplies? Please refer to this- Crack Cocaine link to HIV Transmission Article