The Party Wise program offers an array of harm reduction-based services that are critical to keeping people who use crystal meth alive and as healthy as possible.
Harm reduction is an effective approach to addressing the public health epidemic involving substance use as well as infectious diseases and other harms associated with drug-using and sexual behaviors.
Designed for gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) who use methamphetamines, the Party Wise program offers the following services:
Fentanyl Test Strips
TEST YOUR DOPE!
Exacerbated by a worldwide pandemic and driven by the outburst of highly potent synthetic opioids containing primarily fentanyl and other analogs this service is essential in the multi-faceted Health and Human Services’ Overdose Prevention Approaches.
Fentanyl test kits are available at select APLA Health locations.
No Cost. No Questions Asked.
LET’S KNOCK OUT OVERDOSE TOGETHER
Naloxone is a medication available as nasal spray for known or suspected opioid overdose in adults and children. To make a request please contact the Party Wise team members at 213.201.5000.
No Cost. No Questions Asked.
Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT)
This service is open to those looking to have access to medication that can help reduce the cravings for crystal meth and support them in their efforts to stop their methamphetamine use. Participants need to be an APLA Health center patient to access MAT.
Harm Reduction Educational Groups
Facilitated in English and Spanish for gay men and other MSM who use methamphetamines, the Harm Reduction groups aim to educate, inform and provide group participants with practical harm reduction and risk reduction strategies to minimize the risk for HIV/STI transmission and acquisition as well as the harm related to drug-using behaviors.
Health Navigation Sessions (HNS)
Available in English and Spanish to gay men and other MSM who use methamphetamines. HNS aim to assist program participant’s to re-engage or maintain themselves in medical care and sexual health services, by exploring client’s barriers and supporting them in their goals setting process, as well as offering tools and resources that can assist them to overcome their barriers and improve their overall well-being.
Contingency Management (CM)
CM is a type of behavioral therapy strategy used in alcohol and other drugs abuse treatment, to encourage positive behavior change (e.g., abstinence). Participants are ‘reinforced’, or rewarded, with monetary-based reinforcement for the submission of 24 meth-free urine specimens in a total of 8 weeks.
Getting Off, Behavioral Treatment Intervention
Facilitated by a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC), this 24-session, 8-week, evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy intervention, is designed for gay men and other MSM who use meth who want to stop or reduce their methamphetamine use. The free intervention requires an intake interview with the Party Wise program CADC, for group participation.
For more information call us at 213.201.5000, choose the community resources option by pressing the number 2 and follow the prompts.
Party Wise Program funders include:
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of HIV and STD Programs
The Murray/Reese Foundation
The Sierra Health Foundation