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Eddie Prays
Eddie Prays

Eddie attends workshop at New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) in Harlem, NYC, where participants chant, "We are the Medicine", repetitiously during a group counseling session. 
Harlem, NYC. 2017. 

Aida is cleansed.
Aida is cleansed.

Aida prays while being cleansed with sage during a "We Are the Medicine" session at NYHRE. Harlem, NYC. 2016.

We Are the Medicine Workshop
We Are the Medicine Workshop

Participants chanting during a session of We Are the Medicine at NYHRE. Their mission is to is "devoted to promoting the health, safety and well-being of marginalized, low-income persons who use drugs or engage in sex work, their loved ones and their communities." Harlem, NYC. 2016

Acupuncture with youth.
Acupuncture with youth.

Dawn (c), youth leader at THE POINT in Hunts Point, receives acupuncture from Rafael Rivera who volunteers with Hunts Point Heals to offer free acupuncture to youth. Bronx, NYC. 2017.

Self-defense workshop
Self-defense workshop

A NYHRE participant practices self-defense at NYHRE during a weekly session for women. Harlem, NYC 2016.

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Pops at home.
Pops at home.

Pops has been hosting crack smokers in his home for many years. Bronx, NYC. 2015.

Pops smoking
Pops smoking

Bronx, NYC. 2015.

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Syringes pile up.
Syringes pile up.

Syringe exchange is one of the tactics used to ensure drug users are shooting intravenous drugs safely.
Bronx, NYC. 2017.

Acxel doing sex worker outreach.
Acxel doing sex worker outreach.

Acxel Barbosa does volunteer sex worker outreach on friday nights after he gets out of his day job at NYHRE. Bronx, NYC. 2017. 

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Outreach in Hunts Point
Outreach in Hunts Point

Outreach to street workers is an integral part of harm reduction. By working in collaboration with other institutions like colleges and universities, the New York Harm Reduction Educators are able to both research and directly connect with clients must susceptible to contracting disease or dying of an overdose.
Bronx, NYC. 2017. 

Maria Offers Vital Information.
Maria Offers Vital Information.

Maria is a regular client of NYHRE's. She is well-regarded and respected by other street workers and harm reduction outreach workers alike. She typically offers vital information about trends she encounters like teen's being pimped against their will, and where fentanyl-laced heroine is being sold.
Bronx, NYC. 2017. 

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Heroin and Fentanyl.
Heroin and Fentanyl.

Mixtures of heroin and fentanyl have been the leading causes of overdoses in America.  Fentanyl is up to 6 times stronger than heroine. East Harlem, NYC. 2016.

Consequences of the War on Drugs.
Consequences of the War on Drugs.

Michelle holds up a picture of the newspaper article detailing the death of her nephew, to drug related violence.
Bronx, NYC. 2017. 

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Richard Having Electro Therapy
Richard Having Electro Therapy
Evelyn and Lily.
Evelyn and Lily.

NYHRE. East Harlem, NYC, 2017.

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S examines needle.
S examines needle.

Bronx, NYC. 2017.

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S Finds a Safe Space
S Finds a Safe Space

S has been using heroine and crack for 40 years, and as a second generation user, he understands the importance of spaces to shoot and use safely. Bronx, NYC. 2017.

Mike uses him home as a shooting gallery.
Mike uses him home as a shooting gallery.

Mike, who has lived in the Bronx for years, uses his home as a shooting gallery. He says he has helped keep dozens of people safe through the years and has dealt with overdose on multiple occasions.  As an opioid user himself, he understands the potential perils of heroine use, but admits to enjoying his drug use throughout the years. Bronx, NYC. 2017.

Walter Bosque Tours Hunts Point.
Walter Bosque Tours Hunts Point.

Walter Bosque is an original member of the Young Lords and grew up in the Hunts Point area.  For over 40 years, he has been offering free tai-chi and acupuncture to individuals battling their addiction.  Bronx, NYC. 2017.

Crossing Bruckner Expressway from Hunts Point
Crossing Bruckner Expressway from Hunts Point

Physical barriers like the Bruckner Expressway keep people disconnected physically and mentally. Bronx, NYC. 2012. 

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Eddie Prays
Aida is cleansed.
We Are the Medicine Workshop
Acupuncture with youth.
Self-defense workshop
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Pops at home.
Pops smoking
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Syringes pile up.
Acxel doing sex worker outreach.
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Outreach in Hunts Point
Maria Offers Vital Information.
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Heroin and Fentanyl.
Consequences of the War on Drugs.
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Richard Having Electro Therapy
Evelyn and Lily.
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S examines needle.
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S Finds a Safe Space
Mike uses him home as a shooting gallery.
Walter Bosque Tours Hunts Point.
Crossing Bruckner Expressway from Hunts Point
Eddie Prays

Eddie attends workshop at New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) in Harlem, NYC, where participants chant, "We are the Medicine", repetitiously during a group counseling session. 
Harlem, NYC. 2017. 

Aida is cleansed.

Aida prays while being cleansed with sage during a "We Are the Medicine" session at NYHRE. Harlem, NYC. 2016.

We Are the Medicine Workshop

Participants chanting during a session of We Are the Medicine at NYHRE. Their mission is to is "devoted to promoting the health, safety and well-being of marginalized, low-income persons who use drugs or engage in sex work, their loved ones and their communities." Harlem, NYC. 2016

Acupuncture with youth.

Dawn (c), youth leader at THE POINT in Hunts Point, receives acupuncture from Rafael Rivera who volunteers with Hunts Point Heals to offer free acupuncture to youth. Bronx, NYC. 2017.

Self-defense workshop

A NYHRE participant practices self-defense at NYHRE during a weekly session for women. Harlem, NYC 2016.

Pops at home.

Pops has been hosting crack smokers in his home for many years. Bronx, NYC. 2015.

Pops smoking

Bronx, NYC. 2015.

Syringes pile up.

Syringe exchange is one of the tactics used to ensure drug users are shooting intravenous drugs safely.
Bronx, NYC. 2017.

Acxel doing sex worker outreach.

Acxel Barbosa does volunteer sex worker outreach on friday nights after he gets out of his day job at NYHRE. Bronx, NYC. 2017. 

Outreach in Hunts Point

Outreach to street workers is an integral part of harm reduction. By working in collaboration with other institutions like colleges and universities, the New York Harm Reduction Educators are able to both research and directly connect with clients must susceptible to contracting disease or dying of an overdose.
Bronx, NYC. 2017. 

Maria Offers Vital Information.

Maria is a regular client of NYHRE's. She is well-regarded and respected by other street workers and harm reduction outreach workers alike. She typically offers vital information about trends she encounters like teen's being pimped against their will, and where fentanyl-laced heroine is being sold.
Bronx, NYC. 2017. 

Heroin and Fentanyl.

Mixtures of heroin and fentanyl have been the leading causes of overdoses in America.  Fentanyl is up to 6 times stronger than heroine. East Harlem, NYC. 2016.

Consequences of the War on Drugs.

Michelle holds up a picture of the newspaper article detailing the death of her nephew, to drug related violence.
Bronx, NYC. 2017. 

Richard Having Electro Therapy
Evelyn and Lily.

NYHRE. East Harlem, NYC, 2017.

S examines needle.

Bronx, NYC. 2017.

S Finds a Safe Space

S has been using heroine and crack for 40 years, and as a second generation user, he understands the importance of spaces to shoot and use safely. Bronx, NYC. 2017.

Mike uses him home as a shooting gallery.

Mike, who has lived in the Bronx for years, uses his home as a shooting gallery. He says he has helped keep dozens of people safe through the years and has dealt with overdose on multiple occasions.  As an opioid user himself, he understands the potential perils of heroine use, but admits to enjoying his drug use throughout the years. Bronx, NYC. 2017.

Walter Bosque Tours Hunts Point.

Walter Bosque is an original member of the Young Lords and grew up in the Hunts Point area.  For over 40 years, he has been offering free tai-chi and acupuncture to individuals battling their addiction.  Bronx, NYC. 2017.

Crossing Bruckner Expressway from Hunts Point

Physical barriers like the Bruckner Expressway keep people disconnected physically and mentally. Bronx, NYC. 2012. 

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