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Home > What's in Toronto's drug supply? Results from samples checked by Toronto's drug checking service January 1 - December 31, 2020.

Toronto's Drug Checking Service. (2021) What's in Toronto's drug supply? Results from samples checked by Toronto's drug checking service January 1 - December 31, 2020. Toronto: Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation.

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Coordinated by the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation, Toronto's drug checking service launched in October 2019 to:

  • Offer people who use drugs timely and detailed information on the contents of their drugs, helping them to makemore informed decisions
  • Publicly share information on Toronto?s unregulated drug supply, helping harm reduction workers and clinicians tailor the care they provide to people who use drugs
  • Advocate for services and safer alternatives for people who use drugs

The service is free, anonymous, and available to everyone. Accepted samples include a substance (a small amount of a powder, pill, blotter, or liquid) and paraphernalia after it?s been used (a cooker, filter, or leftover liquid from a syringe). Samples are collected at five harm reduction agencies in Toronto where supervised consumption services are offered. The service helps to uncover themakeup of Toronto's unregulated drug supply by combining results from samples checked and posting them online every other week.

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