A low-barrier, flexible safe supply program to prevent deaths from overdose

Case study
by
Klaire, Sukhpreet et al

Release Date

2022

Geography

Canada

Language of Resource

English

Full Text Available

Yes

Open Access / OK to Reproduce

Yes

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Findings/Key points

Operating in Vancouver since April 2021, Safer Alternatives for Emergency Response (SAFER) is a safe supply program that provides substitutes to the toxic drug supply in the form of medications that are prescribed off label.

Keywords

Safer supply
About prescribers
Policy/Regulatory
Wrap-around services
Barriers and enablers
Evidence base
Social services
Harm reduction