Providing a Safe Space and Medical Monitoring to Prevent Overdose Deaths
Source: Health Affairs
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: People in Recovery from Substance Use
Topics: Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders
This blog post describes the Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment (SPOT), a drop-in facility developed to prevent fatal overdoses. The authors offer lessons learned regarding participant outreach and input, engagement of policy officials, partnerships with harm reduction programs, third-party reimbursement, and media messaging.