Supervised Consumption Site Piece PDF (

Supervised Consumption Sites (SCSs) are based on a harm reduction philosophy. SCSs are facilities where people can use drugs under the supervision of trained professionals, preventing overdoses from turning fatal, increasing safe injection hygiene, and improving access to SUD treatment. There are currently more than 100 sites in 11 countries worldwide. Many US cities are considering implementing these facilities to combat the overdose crisis. However, no sanctioned SCSs operate in the US due largely to community opposition and political roadblocks that are often rooted in stigma. This factsheet was developed from a review aimed to address those concerns through a discussion of the evidence-based support for SCSs.

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