Our mission at SANE is:
To provide services and education for people who inject drugs (PWID) which helps them enhance their health and wellness and improve their quality of life.
To employ in all our efforts the principles of humanism, harm reduction, and respect for human rights and dignity.
What We Do
SANE’s philosophy is harm reduction, a public health and safety approach to drug use that relies on efficacy evidence and respects the rights and abilities of drug users to make self-defined positive change. This means:
All our practices, policies, and programs are based on evidence
People who inject drugs (PWID) are involved in all parts of designing programs, putting the designs into practice, and measuring if the programs are effective
Treating everyone with dignity & respect; and
Supporting any positive change, as defined by those making the change.
SANE is aiming to reduce the harms associated with drug use, focusing on slowing the spread of HIV and hepatitis C and reducing the number and serious outcomes of overdoses (OD) & abscesses (skin & soft tissue infections or SSTI). SANE works from an asset-based, wellness model and is committed to the health, quality of life, and human rights of PWID in our community.
Terms & Conditions
This site and its services are for consumer educational use only. Nothing contained in this site is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The services provided on this site are here to educate consumers on health care and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. This site and its services do not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing or other professional health care advice, diagnosis or treatment.
More information about our Terms and Conditions coming soon.