Overdose prevention, supervised consumption sites and episodic Overdose Prevention Services (eOPS) are evidence-based health services that provide a place where people who use drugs can be safely monitored and treated if they overdose.

Trained staff provide supervised consumption of a substance a person brings with them to the site. These sites also provide enhanced harm reduction services including the distribution of naloxone and other harm reduction supplies as well as health care services and referrals for treatment.

Overdose prevention services are also provided on an as-needed basis (called “episodic” or “eOPS”). While these are not permanent overdose prevention sites, staff are able to respond to urgent overdose prevention needs in these locations that have seen increases in overdoses and overdose deaths.

Find a harm reduction supply site near you

Resources

Supervised Consumption and Overdose Prevention Services Resource List

Frequently Asked Questions

No results

Stories@IH

Read our latest stories

4 Minute Read
Community & Culture

When nurse Joel Koette had a chance to meet his stem cell donor in Germany whose donation saved his life, he was inspired to do his own stem cell drive.

3 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Bats play an essential role in our ecosystem, but can carry diseases like rabies. Learn how to stay safe from bats and prevent disease.

2 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Glenn Charbonneau has always had a passion for human movement, but it wasn’t until an encounter that he felt compelled to get into physiotherapy.

5 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Elizabeth has been caring for her son Anakin his whole life, who was born at 22 weeks. She's a proud caregiver & wants to share her story with other caregivers.

3 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Hantavirus is a rare but serious disease caused by inhaling hantaviruses in old rodent droppings or urine. Learn how to protect yourself while cleaning.

4 Minute Read
Community & Culture, Health & Wellness

There may come a time in life where there will be a need for extra help with living at home. A wide range of services are available to you through IH.

STAY CONNECTED

Receive news and alert posts, and Stories@IH blog posts, right to your inbox!

mail