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Safe Supply

 

As of December 2022, the Safe Supply program has reached capacity and we are not able to take new referrals at this time.

The MOSH Safe Supply Project is an evidence-based, harm reduction program, that aims to provide registered participants with a pharmaceutical supply of opioids dispensed from community pharmacies. Its primary purpose is to reduce a participants’ risk of non-fatal and fatal overdose. In addition, the program aims to improve several other health and wellness outcomes, including housing, connection with primary care, involvement with law-enforcement and the carceral system, decreased rates of infection, and improved overall well-being. 

Safe Supply

The program was started out of necessity following a significant rise in fatal and non-fatal overdoses often involving illicit fentanyl-analogues in Halifax and Dartmouth. The call for a safer supply of drugs is not new. The increasing toxicity of the illicit-drug supply has greatly undermined standard harm reduction interventions, and the provision of a safer opioid supply is a great way to directly confront this new reality.