The other MOPS, Molson Overdose Prevention Site offers six booths where teams of trained staff and peers monitor people injecting opiates and stimulants.
PHS staff and peers provide access to a clean, safe space where injections are witnessed and overdoses are responded to. The Molson also serves as a learning lab offering training and workshops to peers on administering naloxone and how to respond to overdoses, as well as other skills development.
Molson OPS was opened by PHS in conjunction with Vancouver Coastal Health in 2017 in response to the urgent need to increase services for drug users in the midst of BC’s opioid overdose public health emergency.
The Molson OPS is a unique OPS service for drug consumption; this location is also the site for our Tablet Opiate Agonist Therapy (TiOAT) program as well as the site for our injectable Opiate Agonist Therapy program (iOAT). All these services provide a welcoming and culturally safe environment, harm reduction supplies, sterile environments for safer drug consumption, trained staff (peers, mental health workers and nurses) to witness consumption, teach ‘best practice’ education for drug consumption, and provide employment opportunities for community members who are also drug users.
Vancouver Coastal Health
1 pm - 11 pm