We are Gains

Launched in January 2019, Gains is Bristol’s free specialist Needle Exchange and healthcare service supporting the growing number of people using Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs) such as steroids, growth hormones, fat burners and tanning agents.

We’re not anti-IPEDs or pro-IPEDs. Gains is your safe space to have in depth discussions about your IPED use. We understand the motivations for using them and the science behind them and want to help you minimise the risks involved.


What do we do?

  • Provide full range of injecting equipment and safe disposal of used equipment in our dedicated Needle Exchange
  • Advice on anabolic steroids and other IPEDs
  • Safer injecting advice. Whether you inject in your veins, muscles or under your skin, find out how you can reduce the risks.
  • Fibroscan liver function test
  • Injection site examination
  • Dry blood spot testing
  • Blood pressure and weight monitoring
  • Advice on diet, nutrition and health
  • Condoms

We offer advice on a range of substances including: Anabolic Steroids, Human Growth Hormone, Insulin, HCG, Anti-oestrogens, Tanning Drugs, Weight Loss Drugs, Peptides and Botox.


Where can you find us?

Come along to our weekly Gains drop-in, Wednesdays 6 - 7:30pm. At BDP, 11 Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE


How can you contact us?


Online resources

For detailed online resources about IPEDs, including sample cycles and side effects, we recommend visiting IPED Info and Anabolic.


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