San Francisco gets alcohol, tobacco for addicts in hotels

  • SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco is using private donations to deliver alcohol, tobacco and medical marijuana to a few dozen people dealing with addiction as they isolate or quarantine in city-leased hotel rooms during the pandemic, officials confirmed Wednesday.
  • City officials said that private donations pay for the items, and that helping manage nicotine, opioid and alcohol cravings ensures that recovering people don’t go out and possibly infect others.
  • For people experiencing alcohol withdrawal, the Department of Public Health calculates the minimum amount needed and delivers them with meals.

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