Laada 37, Rakvere

The harm reduction centre at Laada Street 12 in Rakvere started operating on December 1, 2021.

A harm reduction centre is a safe place where people who use drugs are always welcome. All harm reduction services are anonymous and free for the clients. Our specialists will help you find the kind of help that most suits you. 

Loved ones of people who use drugs are also welcome to seek assistance at harm reduction centres, where we can offer them psychological help and counselling. 

List of services provided at the harm reduction centre 

  • Distribution of equipment fort safer injection (syringes, needles, filters, cookers, disinfecting equipment, dry and wet swabs/wipes) 
  • Syringe exchange 
  • Communication with a social worker, including assistance with the following: 
  1. acquiring necessary documents (the ID-card, residence permit card, applying for and extending the residence permit);
  2. applying for social benefits;
  3. applying for the disability pension; 
  4. registering for the services of the unemployment insurance fund; 
  5. redirecting clients to services helping to solve debt claims and other financial issues; 
  6. applying for a place in a lodging house, a shelter, or a social housing unit; 
  7. redirecting clients to day centres. 
  • Introducing the principles of safer injection 
  • Providing information and counselling regarding the use of naloxone, and redirecting to naloxone training in order to prevent overdose deaths; 
  • Counselling on various health-related topics; providing information about where to seek help (treatment and social services), as well as other services 
  • Rapid testing for HIV and hepatititides B and C, including pre- and post-test counselling 
  • Distribution of lubricants, condoms and pregnancy tests 

Field work 

When out and about in Lääne-Viru County, you may come across Reet Prants and Üllerin Palmi, our field workers from Rakvere. 

Feel free to talk to them if you seek information about any of the following topics: 

  • Rakvere harm reduction centre and its services, 
  • safer use of drugs and overdose prevention, 
  • medical counselling, 
  • harm reduction, 
  • exchange of used syringes, needles and other injecting equipment, 
  • social and peer counselling, 
  • redirecting to appropriate services, 
  • redirecting to services helping to solve debt claims and other financial issues, 
  • HIV testing. 

They can also be contacted by phone: +372 5805 8898. 

The service is completely anonymous! 

Rapid testing:

At Convictus Rakvere (Laada Street 7), all of our clients and their loved ones can make an appointment with a nurse who will provide discrete rapid testing for HIV and hepatitides B and C. 

The nurse is friendly, doesn’t judge and doesn’t shirk from any questions or problems. The nurse receives clients on March 31 from 10am to 12pm. 

No pre-registration needed! Feel free to just step in! 

If you have any questions, please call +372 5591 4999.

We are open:

Mon to Fri from 10am to 6pm

Contact us:

+372 5591 4999