Substance Use

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A review of structural, process, and outcome measures for supervised consumption services

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Questions

What structural, process, and outcome measures are used to monitor and evaluate the impact of supervised consumption services (SCS)?

 Key take-home messages

  • A 2019 systematic review identified several types of outcomes from scientific literature that guide assessment
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Effectiveness of take-home naloxone programs and availability of naloxone nasal spray in different jurisdictions

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Questions

  • What is the evidence of the effectiveness of take-home naloxone programs and administration of naloxone by laypeople?
  • Which jurisdictions provide take-home naloxone programs?
  • What is the current availability of naloxone nasal spray in different jurisdictions?

 Key take-home

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Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic

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Questions

  • What are possible benefits of providing a safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic?

 Key take-home messages

  • Safe supply is an approach that focuses on saving
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Sexualized drug use (chemsex and methamphetamine) and men who have sex with men

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Questions

  • What is the impact of sexualized drug use (specifically of chemsex and methamphetamine) on the health of men who have sex with men?
  • What are effective interventions and/or services that address chemsex and methamphetamine use among men
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