Is a Supervised Consumption Site right for Peel?
We want to hear from you!
The online survey is a way for the Peel residents, workers, businesses and students to provide feedback as we explore the best option for our community. The survey is completely anonymous and takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.
Opioid misuse and overdose has reached crisis levels in Canada. In Ontario today, there are now more deaths from opioid overdoses than from traffic accidents.
Supervised consumption sites are judgement-free, easy to access facilities that offer a safe, hygienic place for people to use pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of trained staff. They have been found to reduce death and injury from drug use while connecting users to supportive community services.
The Region of Peel is studying whether supervised consumption and overdose prevention sites would be an acceptable and useful way to address the overdose crisis in Peel.
How will survey results be used?
Survey results will be used by the Region of Peel - Public Health to get the community's perspective on the need for supervised consumption sites in Peel. The results of this study could inform future decisions concerning harm reduction services.
Is it confidential?
Yes. The study is completely anonymous. We will not ask for or record your name or any information that would allow you to be identified.
What resources exist today to help drug users?
The Region of Peel – Public Health currently offers needle exchange programs and other harm reduction services. Naloxone kits, which provide medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, are available free of charge at pharmacies across Peel.
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*This is a research study