The Interior Health Authority is expanding the hours of operations of its two mobile consumption sites in Kamloops.
The Executive Director of the Ask Wellness Centre Bob Hughes calls it a good move by the IHA
“They currently operate the supervised consumption sites just until 7:00 pm and they only operate at this point five days a week. Now it will be seven days a week plus some enhanced hours.”
Hughes says the results of harm reduction speak for themselves.”
“Anytime you have an overdose prevention site, and supervised consumption, people don’t die when they use that service.”
Thousands of people have used the sites in Kamloops since the inception of service.
Province wide there has not been a single overdose death at any overdose prevention or supervises injection site.