On February 28, 2019, we celebrated one year of Supervised
Consumption Services being open in Lethbridge. Since opening, there have been
approximately 167,000 uses at our facility and we have responded to 1,625
ARCHES has provided over 8,000 referrals to health and
social services throughout our community, including detox, treatment, primary
health care and mental health support services. We have provided over 38,000
wrap around services on site including addiction counselling, cultural supports
and activities, housing supports, Indigenous Recovery Coaching, Take Home
Naloxone Kits and nursing services that include wound care, sexually
transmitted infection and blood borne pathogen testing and treatment, Opioid Agonist
Therapy and safer sex education.
To celebrate our success and challenges over past year, we
asked our clients what ARCHES and Supervised Consumption Services mean to them
and here is what they had to say.