In June, the provincial government announced it was spending an additional $2.6 million to add more injection booths at Lethbridge’s Supervised Consumption Services site.
Construction for the expansion is now finished. The number of injection booths has increased from six to 17 and there are now two inhalation rooms on site.
The site also offers nursing services and housing support as well as HIV and hepatitis C supports and outreach and harm-reduction supplies.
The site opened in February. According to a not-for-profit group called ARCHES, as of Aug. 31, there were 850 clients registered to use the facility. About 62 per cent of clients had used the site over 10 times.