Supporting Ottawa's Overdose Prevention Site

ICSDP_Letterhead_Final_with_signature-1.jpgThe ICSDP has written a letter in support of the overdose prevention site (OPS) in Ottawa.

"Given the current nationwide crisis in opioid deaths, the need for strategies and programs including OPS is urgent, and political decisions to hamper their operation is likely to contribute to continued loss of lives to drug overdose...The Ottawa OPS opened during a time of crisis to provide people who use drugs, an underserved population in the community, with access to a safe environment that can reduce their risk of overdose. In addition to providing immediate help in the event of overdose, the OPS also provides additional support and access to other harm reduction strategies including naloxone."   

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