Island Health is expected to reveal plans today to establish the first supervised drug consumption services in Victoria.

It’s an idea that’s been talked about for more than a decade, but much more urgently in the past 12 months, as Victoria recorded the province’s highest per capita rate of fatal overdoses.

Two women who are longtime drug users spoke with On the Island host Gregor Craigie about what safe consumption services would mean to them.

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