Self worth, a career, and even true love—advocating for PWUD has given me all of that, and so much more.
If someone wants to help in making a positive change in their community, nothing should be stopping them from doing so.
Jordan is a client of an injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT) program in Edmonton, Alberta living with his family. He has just started his own consulting business and has a loving partner and a dog named Mr. Mills.
Denying people harm reduction will increase rates of overdose, HIV, and Hepatitis C, as well as increase costs to the health care system.
Harm reduction and progressive drug policies create stronger communities for everyone
What would Jesus do? Why communities of faith should support harm reduction
Doctors and health care professionals have an incredible potential for positive change at both an individual and societal level. The actions they take and endorse legitimize the evidence-based public health interventions that need to happen. And when they do, they will save lives.
The dehumanizing effects of stigma push people to the margins of our society where help and security are much harder to find.
From housing without waitlists to responsive services that come to the community instead of appointments, this is what community members in New Brunswick said must change.