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Protect Yourself

Injection Drug Users


If you are injecting drugs, there are things you can do to protect yourself.

Reach out for help! – Resources to help you kick the habit:

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings near Palm Springs
Desert Cities Crystal Meth Anonymous Meetings

If you are injecting drugs, here are some precautions to take:

  • Don't share any works
  • Mark your own needles and works
  • Remember the 3x3 method: Three times bleach, three times water
  • Dispose of all used needles at any pharmacy in Riverside County – they have to take them!
  • If you see blood, don't use it!

If you are interested in speaking to a specialist in substance abuse, please contact Ben Brewer at (760) 992-0463 or  him at bbrewer@desertaidsproject.org.