Supervised consumption services (or sites) provide a safe and clean environment for people to use their own drugs under the care of trained staff. In Ontario, supervised consumption services must be integrated and offered alongside other health care services and supports including, first aid, client education, sharps disposal, access to sterile needles and other supplies, access to naloxone (medication to temporarily reverse an opioid overdose); and referral to other services.

Currently, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services is undertaking a feasibility study to explore the need for supervised consumption services in Waterloo Region.

For more information, please visit the Supervised Consumption Services page on the Region of Waterloo Public Health website.

 

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