The whole community benefits from a ‘safe supply’ approach to substances

Op-ed by Senator Vernon White, first published in the Ottawa Citizen

Illegal drugs have been a prevalent and growing problem in Canada, and over the past 25 years the use of opiates/opioids, methamphetamine, cocaine and its derivatives have been at a consistently high level across the country. During this time, the rise of fentanyl has had a devastating effect on people who use drugs. At time of writing, more than 21,000 people have died from preventable toxic drug poisonings, a.k.a. fatal overdoses. [Read More]

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