Welcome to Ground Zero: fighting the opioid crisis

The trailer sits nestled against the side of the old brick building next to the Shepherds of Good Hope on 256 King Edward Ave. It will soon become the safe haven that many injection drug users will turn to once the winter rolls around. The site will be the first government sanctioned and supervised injection site in Ottawa. The trailer will remain open 24-7 in hopes to fight the opioid crisis that has been gripping the country for years.  To fight the increase in opioid related overdoses, many organizations have taken it upon themselves to offer services to injection drug users seeking help. Ottawa Inner City Health (OICH) is the group that will be running the supervised injection site on […]

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