Tenant-led intervention: very successful in responding to overdoses in SROs
The majority of fatal opioid overdoses occur alone and inside the home. With that being the case, tenant-led interventions in single room occupancy hotels are urgently needed, according to research from the BC Centre on Substance Use and UBC.
As part of a six-month pilot program, 18 people were hired to work with nurses to provide overdose response training and deliver harm reduction education and supplies to tenants and landlords.
The researchers found this tenant-led intervention is very successful in responding to overdoses in SRO hotels.