Trystereo is a volunteer-run harm reduction collective founded in 2011.We are a free, mobile public health resource for people who use drugs in southeastern Louisiana.

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer supply kits for safer injection, smoking, and snorting, as well as condoms and education about drug use and health.

Naloxone, the antidote for opioid overdose, and fentanyl test strips are available with overdose prevention and reversal training.

DIY Wound Care Kits and trainings are available upon request.

HARM REDUCTION

Trystereo offers free safer drug use and sex supplies through our hotline and weekly "drop-ins."

Hotline:

  • Text 504-535-4766

  • Tell us what supplies you’re requesting, what neighborhood you’re in, and if you can travel by bike, bus, or car.

  • A volunteer will get back to you as soon as they are available!

Drop-ins:

  • Tuesdays3-4 PM at Duncan Plaza (Gravier and Loyola), between the Main Library and City Hall

  • Saturdays2-4 PM at St. Claude and Andry, at the abandoned Gasco station

Please check with us day-of via the hotline to ensure that a volunteer will be at the drop-in.

What’s in my works bag?

Works bags contain supplies to prepare hygienic injection

Additional supplies are available, such as:

Additional Resources

ask trystereo about access to local resources - like housing, food, treatment, and healthcare - and educational materials.

 

WOUND CARE

We have Wound Care Kits with the following supplies at drop-ins and meet-ups (always text the hotline beforehand to make sure we're stocked!):

  • Gauze (2x2s, 4x4s, rolls)

  • Bandages (assorted sizes)

  • Hand Soap

  • BZK Wipes

  • Sterile Gloves

  • Tape (for gauze)

  • Sterile Water Strips

  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment

  • Herbal Wound Healing Salve

For help with DIY Wound Care, please read our DIY Wound Care handout here: 

 

WANT A TRAINING ON WOUND CARE?

For you and your community - text the hotline.

For a business or organization - make a training request.

 WANT SUPPLIES?

Use the hotline to request supplies and ask questions relating to your health.

GET INVOLVED

volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest! Please fill out our volunteer questionnaire, here.

Candidates can expect a one-on-one meeting to discuss volunteer roles and responsibilities, independent learning materials, an in-person orientation, as well as shadowing prior to volunteering with Trystereo.

GET ORGANIZED!

Do you use drugs? Sick of being stepped on by the state and society? Are you already a leader helping those in your social circles use drugs more safely? Get organized and claim your human rights! 

Email us at nolaharmreduction@gmail.com to get something started!

Stand Strong and Light the Night with our Souls. Urban Survivors’ Union March (New Orleans, October 2018)

Stand Strong and Light the Night with our Souls. Urban Survivors’ Union March (New Orleans, October 2018)

authorization

Trystereo - New Orleans Harm Reduction Network is a legal syringe access program. Syringe access supplies should not be considered paraphernalia as they protect participants from communicable diseases like HIV and HCV.

  • In 2017, the Louisiana Legislature allowed for syringe access programs in the state, if local government authorized them (La R.S. 40:1024).

  • In 2018, New Orleans City Council passed an ordinance (Code 1956, § 18-32; M.C.S., Ord. No. 27630, § 1, 12-14-17) legalizing syringe access programs in New Orleans.

  • In 2017 (renewed 2018 and 2019), the Louisiana Department of Health issued a Standing Order (La R.S. 40:978.2) allowing for the distribution and use of naloxone without a prescription from a doctor.

  • Trystereo’s overdose prevention program is authorized by standing order since 2017 (available upon request).

Supplies by Bike - Duncan Plaza, 2018

Supplies by Bike - Duncan Plaza, 2018

Rescue Breathing Training - Lower 9th Ward, 2018

Rescue Breathing Training - Lower 9th Ward, 2018