Screening Questions


What is involved in this screening?

It should take up to 15 minutes to complete this screening questionnaire. You will not be paid to complete this screening.

After you complete the screening, it will be reviewed by the research team. You will be contacted within 2 weeks if you are selected to take part in this research. Up to 48 people will be invited to participate in the research. There is no guarantee or promise that you will be selected. If you are not selected, you will not be contacted.

If you are selected, you will be contacted at the email or phone number you provide. Please be aware that if your email address, phone, or internet connection is accessed by someone who is not you, your participation in the research may not stay confidential. You can make your internet connection more secure by using private wifi that requires a username and password.

Who should take part in the screening?

You are invited to fill out the screening questionnaire if you meet some criteria:

  • Do you currently live in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, or Quebec?
  • Are you at least 18 years old?
  • Are you a current or former user of potentially contaminated opioids or stimulants (using at least once a month for a year)?
  • Or are you a front-line worker who supports people who use drugs (working for at least 10 hours a week for the past year)?
  • Are you willing and able to do up to 15 minutes of online screening?
  • Are you willing and able to take part in an hour to hour and half long interview by phone or online?
  • Are you willing and able to fill out a 10-15 minute survey by phone or online?
  • Do you understand that you may receive a phone call and/or email that discusses your participation in a project about the safe supply of drugs, if you are invited to take part in this research?

What if I don’t want to continue with the research?

If you don’t wish to take part in the screening, you don’t have to. You can refuse to answer any of the questions and can choose to stop at any point. Any services or supports you receive, or any jobs you have, will not be affected whether you take part in this screening. By completing this screening, you can still opt out of the research at a later time. If you choose to opt out at any time, your information will be destroyed.

Would you like to take part in the screening at this time?

  • If yes, please begin the screening now.
  • If no, please close your browser window, thank you very much for your time.