Demand for supervised injection sites steady as funding decisions loom

There have been more than 70K visits to Ottawa's 4 supervised drug injection sites
CBC News (Canada)
Monday, March 11, 2019

As toxic and often deadly fentanyl began popping up in the city's illicit drug supply fatal overdoses surged. Despite strong opposition, four supervised injection sites, including this one, opened their doors in Ottawa. Later this month, the provincial government will decide whether the facilities will continue to get funding. Without that money, some may not survive, and advocates fear the same is true of their clients. The government insists on calling them "consumption and treatment services," and is making treatment options other than supervised injection a condition for continuing funding.