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Syringe Services Program

Our mobile outreach is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. For details on times and locations, visit our Facebook page.

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South Snohomish County
425-750-5058

North & East Snohomish County
425-750-4694

Sound Pathways Syringe Services Program

Every person deserves support.

The Sound Pathways Syringe Services Program is a community-based, public health program that provides critical services to people who inject drugs.

Sound Pathways offers substance use prevention and intervention methods designed to meet people where they are. As an evidence-based, harm reduction focused organization, our Syringe Services Program (SSP) is key to our mission.

Some of our clients are currently injecting drugs and we assist them without judgement. We work with our SSP clients to encourage safe and responsible use. If they choose, we help people access counseling and treatment services.

Every person who walks through our doors is supported and offered assistance, guidance, and compassion. We believe no one should be denied help. We believe everyone should be safe. And we believe no one should die from a drug overdose.

Our SSP is a multifaceted program that serves many needs for our clients.

Community outreach

Syringe exchange

Clean supplies

Naloxone training and distribution

Safe syringe disposal

Wound care and safe sex supplies

HIV and HepC testing and referrals

Detox treatment referrals

Behavioral health referrals

Referrals to additional community resources

Distribution of care kits for homeless people

For decades, SSPs have proven to be beneficial for active users and for the communities these programs serve. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) considers Syringe Service Programs to be an effective tool for creating healthier communities.

Thirty years of evidence-based research shows SSPs:

Are safe and effective

Reduce HIV and HepC transmission

Do not increase illegal drug use or crime in a community

Protect the public and first responders by facilitating the safe disposal of used needles and syringes

Through the SSP, our experienced staff are able to:

Connect individuals to community resources and referral to treatment

Distribute opioid overdose reversal medications (e.g., naloxone)

Lessen drug use related harms associated that increase the risk of infectious diseases

Reduce infectious disease transmission by providing accurate information and resources

Reduce overdose deaths, promote linkages to care, and facilitate co-location of services

Promote a philosophy of hope and healing

This Program Serves:

Men and women residing in Snohomish County who currently inject drugs.

Location:

We provide both on site services in Everett and outreach services throughout Snohomish County.
1625 East. Marine View Drive Suite #4
Everett, WA
425-258-2977

Everett Marine View Drive hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12:00 to 6:00
Thursday 12:00 to 7:00
Friday – Sunday Closed

Our mobile outreach is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, For details on times and locations, visit our SSP Facebook page

Syringe Services Program Goals

● Reduce the harms associated with drug use
● Prevent HIV and viral hepatitis infections
● Connect people to the services they need
● Reduce stigma associated with substance use and co-occurring disorders

According to the CDC¹ and the National Institute on Drug Use2, people who use syringe services programs are:

5 times

more likely to enter into treatment

3 times

more likely to stop injecting drugs

50% less

likely to contract HIV or HepC

Questions? We have you covered.

At the SSP, our experienced team will explain how the program works and answer any questions or concerns that people may have.  The SSP is a safe and confidential space for clients, family, and community members to seek education and support.

Staff meet with clients one on one to help with any syringe services, clean supplies, or resource needs.

We are located at 1625 East Marine View Drive Suite #4
Everett, WA

No, Sound Pathways SSP is a walk-in service. Anyone is welcome to visit during our regular operating hours.

If you need assistance outside of these hours, please call 425-258-2977.

We offer a wide range of services including:

  • Community outreach
  • Syringe exchanges
  • Clean supplies
  • Naloxone training and distribution
  • Safe syringe disposal
  • Wound care and safe sex supplies
  • HIV and HepC testing and referrals
  • Detox treatment referrals
  • Behavioral health referrals
  • Referrals to additional community resources
  • Distribution of care kits for homeless people

The SSP is a one-for-one exchange service with discretion.  We always make certain our clients leave with enough supplies to support safe use.

Yes. Sound Pathways SSP does not require clients to provide any personal identifying information.  Basic non-identifying information such as age and gender may be gathered for grant requirements only.

We can provide contact information for detox and/or treatment centers in our area. However, we do not have the authority to ensure that our clients are accepted into those programs.

For more information about area detox and/or treatment centers, visit: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

No. People who use an SSP are more likely to enter treatment for substance use disorders and stop injecting than those who don’t use an SSP. 

In Washington State, syringe exchange, sales and distribution is legal. A jurisdiction’s health officer can authorize a syringe service program, or an independent organization can operate one.

Washington State allows distribution of syringes through:

  • Public health
  • Community based HIV prevention programs
  • Pharmacies

Harm reduction is a proactive and evidence-based approach to reduce the negative personal and public health impacts of behavior associated with alcohol and other substance misuse at both the individual and community levels.

Harm reduction focuses on positive change and on working with people without judgement, coercion, discrimination, or requiring that they stop using drugs as a precondition of support.

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