Published: August 2018

Integrating Supervised Consumption into a Continuum of Care for People Who Use Drugs

The opioid overdose crisis in North America demonstrates a need to scale up supervised-consumption services, as well as to experiment with a mix of potential service models. A range of new-to-Canada models have been implemented over the past two years. With an increasing diversity of models of supervised- consumption services in operation, there exists a window of opportunity for a second generation of research in this area that moves from asking whether such services are effective in reducing drug-related harms – which we know them to be – to asking whether, how, and under what conditions their benefits can be maximized.

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