The Authentic Voice Of and For Victorians Who Use Drugs
Harm REDUCTION VICTORIA
WORKSHOPS. TRAINING. ADVOCACY. INFORMATION. ADVICE. OUTREACH. SUPPORT.
HEALTH RIGHTS. HUMAN RIGHTS. HARM REDUCTION.
Harm Reduction Victoria (HRVic)
is a community based, not for profit organisation.
In 1987, in the face of a growing HIV epidemic, a group of drug users, their friends, families and supporters established HRVic as an independent, user-driven community based organisation.
Funded primarily by the VIC Department of Human Services, HRVic provides education, practical support, information and advocacy to current and past users of illicit drugs, their friends, and allies. HRVic has often led the way in developing innovative approaches to peer education and community development, and has contributed to Australia having one of the lowest HIV rates among injecting drug users in the world.
Our aim is to educate, inform, support and advocate on behalf of
all Victorians who use drugs, their friends and their allies.
HRVic seeks to improve the way people who use drugs are treated in the broader community as well as by medical, community and government services.
The philosophy of harm reduction and advancing the health and human rights
of people who use drugs guides all of our work.
HRVic’s interventions are individually and collectively targeted,
in order to promote a culture of safer drug use.
A world where all people are treated the same and have the same opportunities regardless of their drug of choice.
Harm Reduction Victoria works to advance the health, dignity and social justice of people who use drugs in Victoria.
Harm Reduction Victoria is the drug user organisation for the state of Victoria and a member of the national network of drug user organisations, headed by AIVL. AIVL is the national peak body representing all state and territory drug user organisations across Australia.
Party people looking after party people.
Drug Overdose Prevention Education
Pharmacotherapy Advocacy Mediation Support
Blood Sweat & Fears
Blood borne virus Prevention, Testing, & Treatment training
PEER NETWORK PROGRAM
Peer Outreach and Education
HRVic's quarterly publication.
Harm Reduction Victoria’s consumer workshops and staff training sessions are unique in that the information is presented
from a drug user perspective.
HRVic run training sessions on Safer Using, Vein care, ATS and opioid Overdose, Naloxone administration, Stigma & Discrimination,
Substance specific info and much more.
For a complete list and description of or workshops,
click the 'whats on?' button below.