Dartmouth study looking to interview Safe Station users; gift cards available
September 27, 2017
Do you have experience using Manchester’s Safe Station?
A study team from Dartmouth College (the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network) is interviewing people who have used the Safe Station program in Manchester, NH, to get into treatment for substance use.
Safe Station is a program that helps people get into treatment for substance use immediately. All someone has to do is walk through the doors of any fire station in the city of Manchester, NH, and ask for help. Firefighters and paramedics do a quick check of vitals to make sure the person is stable and then walk (or drive) them to a nearby treatment facility that is prepared to get them help in that critical moment.
The study aims to understand how Safe Station works so it can be replicated in other cities and towns across the United States.
If you’ve ever used Safe Station in Manchester, NH, we want to hear from you! We’ll ask you some questions about your experiences, how you came to Safe Station, and why.
What’s in it for you?
You will be compensated with a $65 Walmart or Amazon.com gift card for your time. Everything you tell us will be completely confidential. We don’t even need to know your full or real name if you don’t want to tell us.
The risks are minimal. You might be uncomfortable talking about your experiences, there might be a slight chance of loss of confidentiality, and there is a risk that talking about your experience might create an urge to use.
By participating, you could also help bring this program model to other cities across the US that are struggling with substance use and overdose.
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