New safer injection services downtown could eventually draw dozens

Only four people came Monday to Ontario’s first legal temporary overdose prevention site but don’t let the low number fool you – as many as 100 people daily might benefit from the new program.

The new program is an addition to the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection at 186 King S. in downtown London, and the facility already attracts between 80 and 100 people daily who are seeking to exchange used needles and syringes for new ones - writes lfpress.com.

No one overdosed the first day nor tested their drugs for dangerous fentanyl and carfentanil, but both those services are expected to save lives over time, officials there said.

Temporary overdose prevention sites were part of the Ministry of Health response to Ontario’s opioid drug crisis.

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