Safety + Stability + Harm Reduction
The Managed Alcohol Program (MAP), a first for Newfoundland and Labrador, is a program focused on harm reduction for women and gender-diverse people who drink. Our work and research have shown us that if someone is being harmed by their alcohol use, abstinence (not drinking at all) is not always the answer, and not always possible.
Drinking alcohol is a socially accepted activity that can sometimes put people at risk (such as drinking non-beverage alcohol, dangerous alcohol withdrawal, and other social, health and financial harms associated with drinking). MAP helps people make their lives safer by providing an individual, stable supply of alcohol, and any health or social support that a person may need in order to reduce the harms that they face related to their alcohol use.
What does the Managed Alcohol Program do?
- Provide, by delivery or pickup, a safe and stable supply of alcohol tailored to participant’s prescription
- Provide free safer sex supplies and drug use supplies
- Facilitate a confidential Harm Reduction Peer Support group on Thursday evenings
- Workshops, info sessions and community consultation on MAP and harm reduction
- System navigation and referrals, individualized case management support
- Individual and community advocacy
- Access to primary healthcare through partners with Eastern Health’s Harm Reduction Team