We are lost souls
We are souls with illness
We are abandoned souls
We are abused souls
We are souls who ran away
We are souls who stayed too long
We are souls who were locked up
We are unloved souls
We are beautiful, loving, caring, worthy and hopeful souls who deserve a life to live.
Whether we smoke it, sniff it, or inject it, the end result is always the same. We need help, we need compassion, we need support; we need our friends and our family, and we need our services and our communities to be educated and understand us.
We are in a crisis, a very deadly opioid crisis. One we did not begin, rather, our doctors and pharmacists began. This drug was given to us and it is killing us.
There has been much talk and shoulder shrugging. We need action and we need it now!
Hear us! We are your children, we are your parents, we are your siblings. We need change now.
We don’t want to die!