Vitamin C

Vitamin C / Ascorbic Acid Unflavored Vitamin C can be ordered from Safety Works, Total Access Group and other retailers. Vitamin C amounts and prices generally vary- what you can count on is having to hygienically package it yourself (2×2 amfAR baggies work well). Total Access Group sells 300 gram bags for $20 and 2…

Chore Boy

Chore Boy can be ordered from Safety Works, Total Access Group or purchased in any grocery store. Chore Boy cost $32.40 for 36 pieces (Safety Works as of May, 2013). 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…

Stem Tips

Stem Tips (Rubber Mouthpiece) Can be ordered from Safety Works as “Rubber Tip Covers”. Stem tips cost $170 for 1,000 (as of May, 2013). A Stem Tip (AKA Rubber mouthpiece cover AKA Sparkplug cover) is used at the end of the crack pipe. A hot stem can burn and crack the lips which could cause…

Hygenically Packaging

Many supplies ordered from amfAR or other retailers come in large bulk containers. It is good practice to maintain the cleanliness and sterility as much as possible in the provision of these supplies. Supplies to be packaged: Cookers Cottons Gauze Ties What you need to package supplies: A clean surface The supply to be packaged…

Cookers

Cookers AKA Bottle Caps amfAR Order “Caps- Metal Alum” Item # WALUMCAP/1000 and “Caps- Metal Gold” Item # WCAPS/GOLD1000 Information taken directly from “Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs” by Harm Reduction Coalition, 2010 Cookers (Caps) Cookers are used to mix up (cook) the drug solution. The most common types of cookers distributed…

Gauze

Gauze amfAR Order “Gauze 2X2 Pads” Item # 441218 and “Gauze 4X4 Pads” Item # 41212000 The 2X2 gauze ordered by amfAR comes in large packets and will need to be individually packaged by program staff or volunteers. For more information about packaging materials please visit the “Hygienically Packaging” page. Information taken directly from “Guide…

Bandaids

Band-aids For covering injection sites and track marks, especially important if injecting in the feet or other areas that may be covered by re-worn or unclean clothing. amfAR Order “Bandaids 3/4″ x 3” Item #BANDAIDS/1500 and “Bandaids 2″ X 4” Item # 16-4821 Information taken directly from “Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs”…

Bleach

Bleach In almost all cases, syringes provided through a Syringe Exchange Program are single-use only meaning they ‘burr’ when used more than once. However, if syringe sharing is a reality, it is best to clean syringes with bleach amfAR Order “Bottles- 1 oz Bleach Bottles” Item # 5502BN/WHT and “Caps for Bleach and Water Bottle”…

Syringes

Syringes amfar Order (Variety) see amfAR Syringe Exchange Supply Order Form Information taken directly from “Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs” by Harm Reduction Coalition, 2010 Needle Gauge: Refers to the size of the bore or hole in the needle. With needles, the higher the gauge (G), the thinner the needle. Standard insulin…

Alcohol Prep Pads

Alcohol Prep Pads Alcohol pads are used to clean an injection site prior to injection to remove bacteria and germs that could be pushed into the skin during the injection process. Alcohol pads can also be used to clean one’s hands if there is no place to wash them prior to injection. Do not clean…