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THRA's SERVICES are operated out of our drop-in center and through street-based outreach serving people at risk of opioid overdose in the metropolitan Austin area. We provide the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone to people who use drugs as well as direct linkage to medication-based treatment for opioid use disorders upon request.

 

Our outreach team is composed entirely of people with lived experience of opioid use disorders and recovery; each team member has years of experience successfully delivering person-centered harm reduction services alongside drug-using communities.

Austin OPS is made possible by a state grant administered through the University of Texas - San Antonio.

Contact us confidentially:

​512-585-7145

services@harmreductiontx.org

Other services offered at THRA

IN ADDITION TO NARCAN AND CONNECTION TO MAT, WE OFFER THESE HELPFUL KITS:

HYGIENE KITS

alcohol prep pads, condoms, lube packet, face mask, bottle of hand sanitizer, soap, deodorant, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a compressed towel.

SAFE SMOKING KITS

plastic/rubber mouthpiece, brillo (about 2in), push stick, triple antibiotic ointment, tube of vaseline, lube packets, condoms. 

WOUND CARE KITS

alcohol prep pads, triple antibiotic ointment, vaseline, vials of sterile/saline water, bandaid, dressing, and tape.

SAFE INJECTION KITS

alcohol prep pads, triple antibiotic ointment, vaseline, vials of sterile/saline water, bandaid, dressing, and tape.

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH KITS

pregnancy tests, condoms, menstrual pads, tampons, and Plan B.

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2023 Programming Objectives

1

Provision of/training on naloxone (Intranasal/Intramuscular doses)

Targeted outreach to areas, participants, & communities without access to similar, established services
 

Culturally aware, peer-based education & training provided during each encounter
 

Managed cache of overdose reversal medication provided on needs-based basis

2

Overdose prevention & safer drug use education

Provide safer drug use education and literature during outreach
 

Identify community 'gatekeepers' and secondary educators to expand reach of drug use safety education

3

recovery coaching 

THRA offers recovery coaching for our participants on medication-assisted treatment (MAT). We like to help people define their own recovery and help them develop the tools they need to have an active role in their recovery.

4

referral to pharmacological OUD treatments

Provide on-demand, direct linkage to partnered providers of medication-based opioid use disorder treatments using treatment slots paid for by Austin OPS

5

Participant Transportation

(based on need)

Offer multiple options for no-cost transportation to medical appointments according to individual participant need