Blog: Harm Reduction, People Who Use Drugs, and Their Communities

Edmonton Social Planning Council
Description / Summary

In early May, ESPC volunteer Jayme Wong published a blog post on supervised consumption sites in Alberta, detailing the debate surrounding their closures. Since then, the Alberta government has decided to close yet another service site in Calgary. While it has promised to move these services to another location, there is no indication as to when or where this will happen. People who advocate for keeping supervised consumption sites open stress the importance of harm reduction offered by these services. This blog post will dive deeper into what harm reduction means and the positive impact it has on people who use drugs.