The evidence shows that safer supply drug programs work

Our research found that people receiving safer supply experienced fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits. This can't be ignored
National Post (Canada)
Thusday, October 12, 2023

canada safe supplyThe mounting moral panic against safer supply and other harm reduction interventions to counter the toxic drug crisis is not based in evidence. The reality is safer supply works. We are researchers who have been studying safer supply in British Columbia and Ontario for several years. Multiple published studies and program evaluations, including our own and those led by colleagues, have found that people receiving safer supply report decreased use of fentanyl from the unregulated street supply, fewer overdoses and better health and social outcomes. Our research, using hospital data published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in September last year, reported rapid improvements in health indicators among people receiving safer supply.