Safe Supply in Canada: Perspectives of Drug Policy Actors

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Petrasko, Julianna




The overdose epidemic in Canada has taken thousands of lives since 2016. The toxic drug supply which has been flooded with fentanyl and other dangerous substances has made the country's illicit drug supply the most dangerous it has ever been. Safe supply programs are being proposed to provide long-term relief to the overdose epidemic. Throughout this thesis, I look at how safe supply is being administered in Canada and how that has impacted the overdose epidemic and the safety of drug use. Through interviews with a variety of safe supply advocates from across Canada and also conducting a document analysis on documents produced on a safe supply and the overdose epidemic, this thesis intends to look at the various methods that safe supply is being carried out through, how effective it is, what problems are arising within each method, and how this is impacting the lives of drug users.






Carleton University

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