Spotting is a grassroots practice developed by people who use drugs to keep each other safer while using drugs. It has been taken up by service providers as a digital or remote service that could be offered during the Coronavirus pandemic, and beyond.
Spotting involves a “spottee” consuming drugs in a safe location such as their home while a friend, family member or an acquaintance – the spotter – monitors them virtually. If the spottee overdoses, the spotter acts according to a response plan co-created ahead of time.
This document provides an overview of being a spotter.