Because many of the activities around substance use are criminalized, people who use substances are stigmatized twice—as people who use drugs and as criminals.
While there are differences between overdose prevention and supervised consumptions sites operate, both saves lives and make communities safer
There are four main classifications of drugs grouped according to their physiological effects.
Envisioning a new way forward that protects public health and makes communities safer for everyone
Our current drug policies have fuelled overdose deaths and high-level organized crime. They’ve done little to protect public health.
Drug polices grounded in public health and human rights principles will save lives and keep Canadians safe.