Source: Drug Science
This rapid review on overdose prevention centres (OPCs) aims to collate and summarise existing evidence. It describes the impact of OPCs on individuals who use drugs, communities, and public health.
The report aims to support decision making and understanding of service provision for health departments, potential providers, researchers, and elected officials. It also covers some practical matters of running a service including day-to-day matters, costs, and any cost savings from their operation. The authors conclude with information on evaluation.
This review is largely based on existing resources provided by the International Network of Drug Consumption rooms. At the time of publication it is the largest of its kind, with over 550 citations.