Splitting and sharing inside an OPS/SCS prevents harms related to splitting and sharing outside of an OPS/SCS. Failure to allow splitting and sharing within exempted services increases risk for PWUD. Services that prohibit splitting and sharing experience scope creep when they have to police their own clients/participants. The results? PWUD are forced to split and share their drugs outside of the site, increasing the risk of experiencing discrimination, and criminalization. When arbitrary rules hinder accessibility to life saving services, the outcomes are fatal.
Ranger, Corey., Touesnard, Natasha., Bonn, Matthew., Brière-Charest, Kim., Wertheimer, Sophie., Kolla, Gillian., … McDougall, Patrick. (2021, July 17). SPLITTING & SHARING IN OPS/SCS PROTOCOL TEMPLATE (Version 5.0.0). Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5111885