Feasibility check: Expansion of drug checking to reach people who use alone and reduce overdose in private residences

Funding body: BC SUPPORT Unit & the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)

Background: To determine the feasibility of expanding the reach of a Vancouver Island drug checking pilot project to more effectively reach people who use substances alone, are disproportionately dying from overdoses in private residences and are possibly not being reached by traditional harm reduction services.

Activities for 2018/19 included:

  • Grant secured in early 2019.
  • Early engagement and planning steps with community co-lead.