Brief Report

Client Perspectives on Drug Checking Services for Overdose Prevention

April 9, 2024

Drug checking services can prevent overdose by providing people who use drugs (PWUD) with an opportunity to understand the chemical content of their drugs. In this brief report, we share perspectives from clients of drug checking services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Participants described how drug checking provided a way of monitoring contaminants, promoted entry into other harm reduction services, and reduced likelihood of overdose.