Success of Insite hailed on international Harm Reduction Day

Today is International Harm Reduction Day and advocates in B.C. are celebrating.

Vancouver is home to Insite, the first legal supervised injection site in North America. There is also a second safe injection site in Vancouver, at the Dr. Peter Centre in the west end.

Insite opened in 2003 and its existence has been unsuccessfully challenged several times by the federal Conservative government.

Despite the federal government’s attempts to shut it down, a study released by the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C. shows that 76 per cent of British Columbians support harm reduction.

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