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Welcome to THRA

Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance (THRA) is a coalition of people who use drugs, workers, students, researchers, academics and allies who believe in Harm Reduction as a philosophy. We are advocates working to reduce the harms associated with the criminalization of drug use.

Overdose death is preventable. Decriminalize all drugs.

Harm Reduction saves lives.

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  • Drug Fact of the Week: What’s in a “Stem” Kit? Why?

    By Harm Reduction Educators Steff Pinch and Marissa Martins

    Many community health centres that serve people who use drugs distribute harm reduction kits. One example of these kits are “stem” kits, also known as crack kits. These kits are available for free and are meant to give folks safe, sterile supplies ...

  • Drug Fact of the Week: Drug Checking Saves Lives

    By Harm Reduction Educators Steff Pinch and Marissa Martins

    Current drug laws have created a high demand for substances with little oversight or quality control. When a controlled substance is bought, like alcohol, there are regulations and laws that make sure consumers know what they are taking. Labeling is required to ...

  • Drug Fact of the Week: The Case for Needle Exchange Programs

    By Harm Reduction Educators Steff Pinch and Marissa Martins

    WHAT IS A NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM (NEP)?

    A needle exchange program is a harm reduction initiative that that provides injection drug users with sterile hypodermic needles and safer injection supplies (alcohol swabs, sterile waters, medical-grade tourniquets, etc.) at a reduced cost, or for ...

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