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EVALUATIONS & EVIDENCE BRIEFS
 

Effect of Risk Mitigation Guidance opioid and stimulant dispensations on mortality and acute care visits during dual public health emergencies: retrospective cohort study, British Medical Journal (January 2024)
 

DULF Compassion Club Preliminary Findings (2023)

Outcomes from the Safer Supply Program in Kitchener-Waterloo (September 2023)
London InterCommunity Health Centre Safer Opioid Supply Program Evaluation: A Comparison of Client Outcomes from 2022 and 2023 (September 2023)
Prescribed Safer Supply Programs: Emerging Evidence, National Safer Supply Community of Practice (July 2023)
Safer Opioid Supply: A Rapid Review of the Evidence, Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (July 2023)
Impact of safer supply programs on injection practices: client and provider experiences in Ontario, Canada, Harm Reduction Journal (June 2023)

Safer opioid supply: qualitative program evaluation, Harm Reduction Journal (April 2023)

Safer Supply Ottawa Evaluation: Spring 2023 Report (Spring 2023)

A Prescription for Safety: A Study of Safer Opioid Supply Programs in Ontario, University of Toronto (2023)

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre Safer Opioid Supply 2023 Evaluation (2023)

Clinical outcomes and health care costs among people entering a safer opioid supply program in Ontario, CMAJ (September 2022)

Safer Supply Ottawa Evaluation: Fall 2022 Report (Fall 2022)

London InterCommunity Health Centre's Safer Opioid Supply Program - Preliminary Report (2022)

Evaluation of risk mitigation measures for people with substance use disorders to address the dual public health crises of COVID-19 and overdose in British Columbia: a mixed-method study protocol, BMJ Open (June 2021)

NON-MEDICALIZED SAFE SUPPLY

DULF Compassion Club Preliminary Findings (2023)

“Innovating Beyond Exclusively Medicalized Approaches” Policy Brief and Recommendations, Canadian Civil Society Advancing Safe Supply Working Group (February 2023)

OAT, MAT & MEDICALLY SUPERVISED MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS

The community impact of RIOTT, a medically supervised injectable maintenance clinic in south London, Mental Health and Substance Use (September 2010)

STIMULANT SUBSTITUTION & SAFE SUPPLY

Perceptions of prospective pharmaceutical stimulant substitution treatments among people who use illicit stimulants in Vancouver, Canada, International Journal of Drug Policy (March 2024)

Preferred stimulant safer supply and associations with methamphetamine preference among people who use stimulants in British Columbia: Findings from a 2021 cross-sectional survey, International Journal of Drug Policy (October 2023)

IMPLEMENTATION

Peer-led safer supply and opioid agonist treatment medication distribution: a case study from rural British Columbia, Harm Reduction Journal (October 2023)

The Kitchener-Waterloo Safer Supply Program: A Collaborative Model of Care (September 2023)

Imagine Safe Supply Summary of Findings, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (June 2023)

Substance Use Patterns and Safer Supply Preferences Among People Who Use Drugs in British Columbia, BC Centre for Disease Control (March 2023)

Moving towards a continuum of safer supply options for people who use drugs: A qualitative study exploring national perspectives on safer supply among professional stakeholders in Canada, Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (October 2022)

A concept mapping study of service user design of safer supply as an alternative to the illicit drug market, International Journal of Drug Policy (October 2022)

Factors associated with 60-day adherence to “safer supply” opioids prescribed under British Columbia’s interim clinical guidance for health care providers to support people who use drugs during COVID-19 and the ongoing overdose emergency, International Journal of Drug Policy (July 2022)

Assessment of the Implementation of Safer Supply Pilot Projects, Dale McMurchy Consulting (March 2022)

Co/Lab Practice Brief: Implementing the Victoria SAFER Initiative, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria (July 2021)

Providing “Safer Supply” in Sheltering Sites, Outreach and Primary Care Practice, Cool Aid Community Health Centre (August 2020)

ADVOCACY & ACTIVISM

“Safer supply” alternatives to toxic unregulated drug markets, British Medical Journal (January 2024)

The North American opioid crisis: evidence and nuance on prescribed safer supply, The Lancet (October 2022)

Safer Supply, Opioid Agonist Treatment, and Harm Reduction: National Advocacy Toolkit, National Safer Supply Community of Practice (2022)   

“The Times They Are a-Changin’”: Addressing Common Misconceptions About the Role of Safe Supply in North America’s Overdose Crisis, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (February 2021)

Activism and scientific research: 20 years of community action by the Vancouver area network of drug users, Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (May 2018)

GOVERNMENT REPORTS & POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

An Urgent Response to a Continuing Crisis, BC Coroners Service Death Review Panel (2023)

Youth Unregulated Drug Toxicity Deaths (2017-2022), BC Coroners Service (June 2023)

Illicit Drug Summary Infographic - Deaths from 2016 – 2022, BC Coroners Service (March 2023)

A Review of Illicit Drug Toxicity Deaths, BC Coroners Service Death Review Panel (2022)

A Review of Illicit Drug Overdoses, BC Coroners Service Death Review Panel (2018)

CONCEPT BRIEFS

Mapping buyer’s clubs; what role do they play in achieving equitable access to medicines?, Global Public Health (August 2021)

Heroin Compassion Clubs: Heroin compassion clubs: A cooperative model to reduce opioid overdose deaths and disrupt organized crime’s role in fentanyl, money laundering and housing unaffordability, BC Centre on Substance Use. (2019)

Safe Supply Concept Document, Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (February 2019)

DECRIMINALIZATION

Decriminalization of Currently Illegal Drugs in British Columbia: An Evidence Brief, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria (January 2024)

Spatiotemporal Analysis Exploring the Effect of Law Enforcement Drug Market Disruptions on Overdose, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2020–2021, American Journal of Public Health (July 2023)

“2.5g, I could do that before noon”: A qualitative study on people who use drugs’ perspectives on the impacts of British Columbia's decriminalization of illegal drugs threshold limit, Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (June 2023)

Human Rights and Decriminalization Done Right, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (October 2022) 

Decriminalizing People Who Use Drugs: A Primer for Municipal and Provincial Governments, HIV Legal Network (2020)

History of Drug Policy in Canada, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

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