Nashville CARES offices at 633 Thompson Lane are currently closed for remodeling. All services are being provided at 442 Metroplex Drive Building D. You may also reach us at 1-800-845-4266
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What is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction refers to policies, programs, and practices that minimize the negative health, social and legal impacts of drug use, drug policies, and drug laws.
Harm reduction is grounded in justice and human rights. It focuses on positive change and working with people without judgment, coercion, discrimination, or requiring that people stop using drugs as a precondition of support.
Nashville CARES’s DART Program is committed to treating all people with dignity and respect.
Services begin August 3rd. Check our Calendar for event dates.
Syringe services programs (SSPs) are community-based prevention programs that can provide a range of services, including access to and disposal of sterile syringes and injection equipment, vaccination, testing, and linkage to infectious disease care and substance use treatment. Nearly 30 years of research show these programs are safe, effective, and cost-saving tools that can prevent HIV and high-risk injection behaviors among people who inject drugs.
Syringe services programs help protect communities by preventing infectious disease outbreaks and facilitating the safe disposal of used syringes. These programs are not associated with increased drug use, crime, or syringe litter in communities.
The most effective syringe services programs provide comprehensive services to people who inject drugs, including distributing lifesaving overdose reversal medications and referrals to substance use treatment and other health care.
Nashville CARES’s DART Program provides the following services:
To receive services from the Nashville CARES DART Program, please complete the Participant Information Form by scanning the QRC code with your cell phone or tablet. All Nashville CARES DART Program online forms are HIPAA compliant. At Nashville CARES, we provide rigorous security measures to ensure and enable HIPAA compliance, so your data stays protected. Once you have completed your Participant Information Form, a Nashville CARES DART Program Specialist will contact you to complete your registration process and schedule you for supply pickup.
If you are unable to scan the QRC Code or do not have access to a cell phone or other electronic device, contact the Nashville CARES Hotline at (615) 761-4474 to schedule a new participant appointment.