A first center for controlled alcohol consumption, or wet shelter, could see the light of day this fall in downtown Montreal, La Presse has learned. The organization behind this pilot project wants to make it a stable place of residence that could accommodate up to 10 people at a time, initially.
“We see a lot of harms related to homelessness and alcohol addiction. People sometimes go so far as to ingest mouthwash or disinfectant gel, which poses several risks to their health, ”explains Dianna Marini, responsible for the Managed Alcohol Program initiative at Projets Autochtones du Québec (PAQ).
Continuation of the article on La Presse (only in french).