Drug Alcohol Depend 2022 Jun 7;235:109440. Epub 2022 Apr 7.
North End Community Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Direction 180, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Background: During a COVID-19 outbreak in the congregate shelter system in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a healthcare team provided an emergency "safe supply" of medications and alcohol to facilitate isolation in COVID-19 hotel shelters for residents who use drugs and/or alcohol. We aimed to evaluate (a) substances and dosages provided, and (b) outcomes of the program.
Methods: We reviewed medical records of all COVID-19 isolation hotel shelter residents during May 2021. Read More