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Syringe Support Programs

December 16, 2019

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest:  Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Episode 26, Season 2

More commonly known as Syringe Exchange programs, these are programs that support the safe access to syringes for those who use intravenous drugs.  Alex Elswick, sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to share that research shows that having safe access programs does not increase drug use in a community, but it does reduce the harm that can come to those who use.  Listen in to this episode of Talking FACS and learn about these programs and the impacts they can make in communities.

Full episode transcript