ABOUT

Urban Survivor’s Union
Seattle, Washington,  San Francisco, California, Piedmont Area, North Carolina
Mission:

The Urban Survivor’s Union is a grassroots coalition of drug users (both former and active) dedicated to insuring respect, dignity and social justice for our community. We contest the dominant culture’s misguided attitudes and biases about drug use and drug users.  USU stands for a new direction by centering our programs on putting the drug user first and foremost.We believe that efforts to advance our agenda must be guided by democratic principles, and a dedication to diversity.  All USU activities are directed and carried out by drug users (former and active) in order to insure the integrity of our mission and that of the drug user’s movement.

WE BELIEVE
We Believe: Change is a process and sustaining any positive change is a victory.  We Believe:  Drug Users want to be healthy and have the capacity to be healthy given the education and the proper tools.  We believe:  We are not powerless.  We are the only ones with the power!  We believe:  Education, Empowerment and Access to sterile syringes and supplies are necessary for keeping people that use drugs healthy.
Open to anyone and Everyone who uses illicit drugs or who has ever used illicit drugs

Urban Survivor’s Union Groups

GROUPS: Community Organizing Group.  From Apathy to Action

WHEN:  Every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

WHERE: 2300 W. MEADOWVIEW RD. SUITE 209  (GREENSBORO)we are angry

taxiIf you don’t have a ride we will get you one.  Don’t stay at home cause you have no wheels!!!  WE WANT YOUR INPUT!!  We discuss issues important to our members and then create participatory action campaigns to bring about CHANGE.  We are not talkers we are doer’s !!

Harm Reduction Support Group- Any Positive Change!  No Abstinence Requirements

WHEN:  Every Friday from 12:15 to 1:30

WHERE:  2300 W. Meadowview Rd. Suite 209 (Wrightsville Building)

IF YOU HAVE NO VEHICLE CALL US —-We want you to come so we will figure it out!

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Professional Training’s Offered as well as Training’s for People who use Drugs

  • Train the Trainer Workshops (HIV, Hepatitis, OD recognition and reversal.
  • Integrating Harm Reduction into existing service
  • Harm Reduction For Women
  • Any positive change- drug use moderation
  • Syringe Access
  • Safer Stimulant Use/ Disease Prevention Kits
  • Organizing P.U.D. (People who use drugs)
  • We can work with you or your organization and create a training that suits your needs!

Services for P.U.D.  (People who use drugs)

Drug treatment referrals/ drug use management/ harm reduction trainer
We Deliver -Harm Reduction Kits, Overdose Prevention Kits, Sexual Safety Kits.

BIOHAZARD DISPOSAL PROGRAM:  BRING US YOUR USED SYRINGES AND WE WILL DISPOSE OF THEM.  GET A CARD FROM US AND BE GRANTED IMMUNITY FOR CONTENTS OF YOUR BIOHAZARD CONTAINER!! CALL 669-5543 TO FIND OUT MORE.

We Serve:  Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem.  NO ONE has ever been denied services because of distance.
We will provide services to other areas of NC by appointment or referral.

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7 comments

  1. Great to know groups like this exist. I used street drugs for 11 years and I’ve been involved with harm reduction (including AHRC and NCHRC) for three years, ever since my best friend died from an overdose. I wish I’d been exposed to harm reduction practices sooner. I’ll probably be moving to NC next year and would love to work together and network with y’all. Thanks for doing what you do!

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  2. I wish you could do something like this closer to Morganton, NC. We have a huge population of drug abuse here and really need something like this here to educate the public. My step brother died from a overdose 15 years ago & it was deeply hard on my family. My step Dad eventually drunk himself to death with grief, 5 years later. I can’t help but think that if we had been better educated on these issues maybe they would both still be alive.

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  3. My son passed away 3 yrs. from an accidental drug overdose. There is an epidemic here in Caldwell Co. and no real solution for addicts who really are looking for help. We have what I call “court appointed bandaids”; addicts that have to attend classes about substance abuse and behavioral health. I would love it to be my son’s legacy to start a program that really will make a change in a person who is desiring to overcome this disease . Can you help me, my son’s legacy and our community? I have no clue where to start.

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  4. It is a great holiday for me to see that Harm Reduction is live and well in the state of NC and Guilford County. Just want to say GREAT job to all NC Harm Reduction staff and participants. Great work!

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