Overdose prevention centers are public health facilities that provide people with a non-judgmental, hygienic, supervised space to use their drugs. Centers are staffed by peers and usually also healthcare professionals who are trained to intervene immediately in the event of an adverse drug event, such as an overdose. People who visit the centers to use drugs receive safer use supplies free of charge, such as sterile syringes, tourniquets, cookers,
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