Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition

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The Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition (often abbreviated AHRC) is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization that operates the only needle exchange program in Georgia. Such programs were illegal in the state until 2019.[1] The organization was formally incorporated in 1995.[2] The AHRC's needle exchange program is also the largest and most comprehensive such program in the South.[3][4] The program is conducted twice a week in the Atlanta neighborhood The Bluff.[5] A third weekly needle exchange was added in the Little Five Points neighborhood. In 2015, the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition filmed a documentary about the AHRC.[6]


  1. ^ Mansoor, Sanya (4 April 2019). "Georgia Latest State to Legalize Needle Exchange to Stop HIV". U.S. News. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  2. ^ "History". AHRC website. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ Carmichael, Rodney (24 October 2013). "Putting Atlantans in Harm's way". Creative Loafing Atlanta. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  4. ^ Castillo, Tessie (6 December 2012). "Southern States Outlaw Syringe Exchanges Used to Prevent Disease". Alternet. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ Redmon, Jeremy (23 October 2015). "HIV epidemic afflicting Georgia, the South: A 'public health emergency'". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  6. ^ Emerson, Bo (11 August 2015). "Heroin use in Atlanta: film examines needle exchange program". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 4 March 2016.

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