SUPERVISED CONSUMPTION SERVICES

ARCHES offers Supervised Consumption Services at our location. Supervised Consumption Services are designed to reduce the harm associated with using substances. This service allows clients to inject, inhale, ingest and snort, drugs that participants have brought to ARCHES.

Open 24 hours, 7 days/week, 365 days/year

The services include:

  • A medically supervised consumption room with thirteen injection booths and two supervised inhalation rooms.
  • A monitoring space – after consumption, people have a separate space where they are monitored for negative reactions to their drugs.
  • Nursing staff that can respond to overdoses.
  • Immediate and twenty-four access to counselling services.
  • Referrals to drug treatment, detox, housing, income support, and other services.

Individuals are offered:

  • Attention to medical needs that require an immediate response.
  • Sterile drug-using equipment.
  • Education on safer consumption methods, overdose prevention, and intervention.
  • Referrals to additional support services – treatment and detox, housing, income supports, and other services.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Persons must be at least 16 years of age to access the Supervised Consumption Services.
  • Time spent in the Drug Consumption Room(s) is limited to 30-45 minutes.
  • Following drug consumption, there is a waiting period of 15 minutes (to observe/monitor for overdose).
  • Selling, providing, sharing, and trading drugs is prohibited on site.
  • Violence against persons or things will not be tolerated under any circumstances.