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Overdose Prevention Sites - Resources

Resources for Overdose Prevention Sites. Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS) opened as a British Columbia (BC) provincial response to the opioid overdose emergency in December 2016. They are not supervised injection sites as defined by Bill C-2. They are fixed sites where peers, lay staff and occasionally nurses observe injections in a room that is integrated into an already existing social services setting. The primary goal is to provide a space for people to inject their previously obtained illicit substances, with sterile equipment, in a setting where OPS staff can observe and intervene in overdoses as needed.

 

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