Why I overdosed during the pandemic, and why I survived

(Original published in Filter)

Why I overdosed during the pandemic why I overdosed during the pandemic

By Matt Bonn, Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs

Overdosing and being treated for it during the pandemic was a fucked-up experience. Altogether, it was perhaps the scariest and most emotional week of my life.

I almost became a statistic on July 11, as a binge ended with an accidental, near-fatal overdose that early Saturday morning. It has been a few weeks since that shock, and I am finally back to feeling myself… [Continue reading]

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