Harm Reduction Services for Attendees
The “Harm Reduction in Action” Display Area will be located in the Midway area, opposite from the conference bookstore. It will be open during regular conference hours.
Nightlife & Festival Harm Reduction (provided by DanceSafe)
Stop by the DanceSafe booth setup to experience how event attendees receive unbiased drug information, free water, hearing protection and other resources to keep them healthy while partying.There, you can also learn more about drug checking (also known as pill testing or adulterant screening). Drug checking can be done in several ways, but the quickest way is through liquid reagent testing or test strips to detect fentanyl. There are also high-tech ways that provide greater accuracy, such as using an FTIR Bruker machine. If you’re interested in learning more, talk to the volunteers at the DanceSafe booth.
Heroin and Other Opioid Harm Reduction (provided by MO Network for Opiate Recovery and Reform)
Come up to this table to learn about syringe access in St. Louis,and other harm reduction strategies designed for people who use substances, with a special emphasis on sex workers, LGBTQ, people living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C, and people who are homeless or unstably housed. MO Network also offers peer-run recovery supportive services, and will be providing naloxone to those who may be in need of it during the conference.
In light of the opioid overdose crisis, everyone ought to be empowered to save a life. The organization Live4Lali will be providing naloxone trainings at their booth in the exhibit area periodically throughout the conference. Please stop by their booth in Midway to find out more!
Local Criminal Legal Defense
The Reform Conference organizers share a belief that drug use ought to be treated as a health issue rather than a criminal matter,but recognize that as things are, drug use can bring about interactions with the legal system. We have partnered with Joseph Welch, a St. Louis attorney with experience in criminal defense and drug law, who has volunteered to be on call should anyone be arrested or detained by law enforcement during the conference.Should this happen, he will provide a brief, free 30 minute–1 hour consultation on the case or issue. Topics could include a general overview of what to expect in court, what documentation is needed or will be asked for, and help considering whether a public defender will suffice in a specific case.
24/7 contact info:(314) 494-9729; text for fastest response via cell or the app Signal(Please reference the Reform Conference if you get in touch)For more info on his background & practice: freeallprisoners.com
Methadone and Buprenorphine Access
If you need methadone or buprenorphine access while attending the conference, the following clinics are located in the St. Louis area. Please contact the clinics in advance to confirm their dosing hours as well as requirements regarding paperwork from a home clinic/medical provider and costs for guest doses.
Center for Life Solutions (Recommended provider)
9144 Pershall Rd
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Phone: (314) 731-0100
Mon-Fri: 6:00am–9:00am; 11:00am–2:00pm; 3:00pm–5:00pm
St. Louis Metro Clinic
9733 St. Charles Rock Road
Breckenridge Hills, MO 63114
Phone (new): (877) 284-7074
Phone (existing): (314) 423-7030
Mon-Fri: 5:15am–1:30pm (pharmacy 5:15am–10:45am)
Sat, Sun: 5:15am–8:00am (pharmacy 5:15am–8:00am)
West End Clinic
5736 West Florissant Ave
St. Louis, MO 63120
Phone: (314) 381-0560
Mon-Fri: 5:00am–3:00pmSat: 6:00am–9:00pm