Observed Consumption Services(2019)
Observed consumption services save lives. Observed consumption services (OCS) include Overdose Prevention Services (OPS) and Supervised Consumption Sites (SCS) where people are given a safe space to use their substances under the supervision of someone trained to recognize and respond to an overdose. This enables a rapid response to an overdose, which prevents brain injury and death. Observed consumption services should be widely available throughout BC. Employing people with lived experience at these services provides optimal support for people who use drugs.