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Syringe Service Programs

SSPs can also be known as Syringe Exchange Programs (SEP), Syringe Access Programs (SAP), and Needle Exchange Programs (NEP). They are a key component. in a comprehensive harm reduction strategy

These programs have been proven to reduce the harms of substance use to the individual and to the community. SSPs reconnect marginalized community members to their community and empower people to make positive changes in their lives. Syringe service programs focus on building relationships and provide people access to other vital services.

The 2022 Virtual Michigan Harm Reduction Summit was held from May 17 - May 19, 2022. If you missed this summit or a previous summit session, or want to learn more - recordings, slide shows, and additional resources are available at our Harm Reduction Summit Webpage!