Supervised consumption sites save Alberta money: University of Calgary study

The province should take the savings into consideration, especially during tough economic times
Global News (Canada)
Thursday, June 25, 2020

dcr supervisionA study from the University of Calgary has concluded the Calgary supervised consumption site is saving the province money. The study looked at the costs of treating a person who has overdosed at the consumption site and compares that to how much the same treatment would cost at a hospital. The study found that for every overdose at the Sheldon Chumir supervised consumption site, the province saves $1,600 in EMS and hospital costs. Since the site opened in 2018, the province has saved over $2.3 million, the study found. (See also: Opioid overdoses killed up to 142 people in Alberta during first 3 months of 2020: province)