Bringing Overdose Prevention Centers Into Our Communities

In this video, parent advocates, experts and community leaders explain how overdose prevention centers save lives. Overdose prevention centers, also known as supervised consumption sites or safe injection facilities, are a proven approach in mitigating drug-related fatalities, offering clean, controlled settings for people to consume pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of trained professionals that can intervene in case of an overdose. There are more than 120 of these centers operating worldwide, but none in the U.S. 

July 2021 UpdateRhode Island became the first state in the nation to authorize a two-year pilot program to establish "harm reduction centers" where people can consume pre-obtained substances under the supervision of trained staff.

Learn more about overdose prevention centers.

Supervised Consumption Services