Consumption sites raise concerns in Lethbridge

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Supervised consumption sites are part of evidence-based services in the province that are aimed at providing treatment, reducing harm and supporting prevention of addictions. The sites provide a place where people can use drugs that were pre-obtained in an environment that is hygienic and monitored to reduce the harm from such use. Alberta Health Services says clients receive medical care and are connected to recovery-oriented services. These sites are part of what the AHS calls the continuum of care and can support those who are ready for change. Seven such sites operate in Alberta including a mobile overdose prevention service
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