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SPOT

SPOT (Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment) was made with the goal of preventing fatal overdoses in mind and provides a haven for over-sedated individuals to recuperate, who are mainly poor or homeless. The program allows individuals to come in and “sleep off” their high or overdose and are kept safe using a non-invasive finger monitor on guests to monitor their vitals. SPOT does not require participants to give their names, which gives the program some street credibility and encourages others to come in without the fear of being judged

How effective is SPOT?

  • In the first 15 weeks, 218 participants made a total of 983 visits to the center
  • Approximately 1/3 of the encounters were successfully diverted from emergency services

Read more about SPOT at healthaffairs.org

How to Get Started

SPOT Contacts:

Please let us know if you have any questions about bringing programs like SPOT to your community.

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How effective is SPOT?

  • In the first 15 weeks, 218 participants made a total of 983 visits to the center
  • Approximately 1/3 of the encounters were successfully diverted from emergency services

Read more about SPOT at healthaffairs.org

How to Get Started

SPOT Contacts:

Please let us know if you have any questions about bringing programs like SPOT to your community.

Contact Us