Choose a safe place to mix up and inject your drugs. Somewhere that is private, clean, well-lit, and has running water.
Make sure you have everything you need:
- New, sterile fits (needles and syringes)
- Sterile water, or boiled water which has cooled
- Sterile swabs
- Clean filter
- Clean spoon
- Clean tourniquet
Use water and a soapy detergent to clean the surface before you prepare your hit. This removes viruses, bacteria and dirt from your injecting environment.
Wash your hands well with soap and warm water. If you can't, use new swabs to clean them. Rub the swabs against the skin in one direction—rubbing backwards and forwards can rub the dirt and bacteria back in again. Wait for your hands to dry to ensure the bacteria are killed.