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Shaffer Distributing is celebrating its third anniversary since partnering with Dr. Brad Ray(Director, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice, Wayne State University) to design a Harm Reduction Vending Machine. Over the last three years, these machines have been placed in over 200 locations where they have distributed 20,000+ free Naloxone kits to the communities in which they have been established. This partnership between Dr. Ray and ShafMarty Turner, Harm Reduction Specialist and Dr. Brad Ray fer Distributing has significantly impacted the lives of the people in these communities.

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Why Choose Shaffer:

Shaffer Distributing is proud to promote its Harm Reduction Vending Machines, which allow a cost-efficient, anonymous way to distribute life-saving medical supplies to their communities. The Harm Reduction Vending Machines have a responsible cost footprint. They are designed to be low-barrier, impacting the communities they do throughout the country in multiple ways. They were designed with a focus on how they could help the public, both those who need help with their addictions and those who care about them.

Harm Reduction Vending

Harm Reduction Vending Machine is an innovative automated system designed to minimize health risks associated with drug use by securely dispensing harm reduction supplies. This vending machine promotes safe injections, safe smoking, and safe sex, allowing health officials to ensure the well-being of their communities effectively. By utilizing the Harm Reduction Vending Machines, communities can provide essential items such as opioid overdose kits (Narcan), HIV and Fentanyl testing strips, and safe sex kits, contributing to individuals’ overall health and safety.


Features of the Harm Reduction Vending Machine include:

  • Powered by Leading Vending Manufacturers: Our machines are built with state-of-the-art materials and technology to ensure durability, reliability, and affordability.
  • Configurable Design: The Harm Reduction Vending Machine is equipped with harm reduction spirals that can accommodate products of various shapes and sizes, allowing it to be customized to fit the specific needs of your facility.
  • Guaranteed Delivery: We guarantee that every product will be dispensed reliably and accurately, providing peace of mind for both users and administrators.
  • Product Size Variation: Our vending machines are designed with configurable trays, enabling the dispensing of items in different shapes and sizes. This versatility ensures that a wide range of harm-reduction supplies can be accessed conveniently.

These features make the Harm Reduction Vending Machine a cutting-edge solution for efficiently and effectively providing essential harm-reduction supplies to promote community health and safety.

We have three machines: Harm Reduction 1.0, Harm Reduction 2.0, and Harm Reduction Narrow. They all dispense harm reduction supplies of Naloxone; Narcan Nasal Spray, which is a nasal spray that blocks the effects of opioids in overdose situations, condoms, safe sex kits, sterile water kits, alcohol wipes, Fentanyl testing strips, medicated wipes for wound cleaning or injection site disinfection, and much more!

We have numerous Harm Reduction Vending Machines in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and West Virginia, with more states in the process of adding their Harm Reduction Machines this year.


Harm Reduction Vending Machine Implementation:

5 Best Practices:

  • Accessible 24/7
  • Anonymity of use
  • Set in Public or Semi-Public Areas.
  • Plan set in place for supply refreshments – Usually Managed by a Public health agency or Community Organization.
  • Simplicity

Our goal is simple: To help get Harm Reduction Vending Machines and Resources into communities proactively so that we can prevent overdoses from happening in the first place.

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