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Harm Reduction

 

Use this map to find the following services. If you are within the area, internet is available and your GPS is on you should see your location as a green marker on this map.

 

Injection Equipment Provision

 

Please note that the following days, times or addresses are correct as of 04/06/20

 

Change Grow Live - Injection Equipment Provision:

 

Adapted service times: 12:00-14:00 Mon – Fri

 

Locations:

Limetree House,

North Castle Street,

Alloa,

FK10 1EX

 

45 Cowane Street

Stirling

FK8 1JW

 

27-29 Vicar Street

Falkirk

FK1 1LL

 

If you, or someone you know, are shielding or self-isolating and require this service please phone 0808 196 2188 (free phone number)

 

For any enquiries or to self refer please phone 0808 196 2188 (free phone number)

 

Sexual Health Harm Reduction

 

Be prepared – be aware that alcohol and drugs might make you less able to make an informed decision. Try to look out for your friends, and always watch your drinks – it is very easy to slip something into a glass or bottle.

 

Try to make sure you alternate alcoholic drinks with a glass of water or a soft drink – this allows you to pace yourself and have a better night.

 

  •  If you decide to have sex, using condoms properly is important.
  •  Condoms come in all shapes and sizes – use the one that’s right for you. Check the guide in the condom packs before you use a condom to help you get it right and use a condom that fits you well.
  •  Only use a condom once.
  •  If a lubricant is required – use a water based lubricant.  It may make sex more comfortable and enjoyable, and can help to make sure a condom doesn’t break.  Using cream, jelly or oil that is not water based may make the condom come apart or break.
  •  Always use a water based lubricant with a condom for anal sex.
  •  Use flavoured condoms only for oral sex.
  •  Use one condom at a time.  Using two condoms at once won’t give you extra protection – the condoms are more likely to slip off or break.
  •  Remove your condom once used, wrap it in a tissue and put it into a bin.  It’s not a good idea to flush it down the toilet.

 

Free condoms in a variety of shapes, sizes and flavours are available from the Harm Reduction team and are also supplied for free in our waiting areas.

 

Condoms can also be obtained for free by post from Central Sexual Health here

 

Emergency Contraception

 

If you require emergency contraception following unprotected sex or if your condom has burst, can contact your nearest sexual health clinic for further advice, out with clinic times you should phone NHS 24. Most pharmacies in Forth Valley will supply the Emergency Pill free of charge to anyone aged 13 and over who is registered with a GP. The sooner you take it the more effective it is (within 72 hours).