True help is rooted in compassion, suspends judgment, is trauma-informed, and focuses on building an infrastructure of support around people that is resilient and holistic–in short, a “community.”
Negative, inaccurate stereotypes of people who use drugs have been borne out in popular culture, media, and everyday interactions. By changing the way we think, we can change the way we act.
Prohibition has been a failure. A public health and human rights approach will save lives and improve communities for everyone, including people who don’t use drugs.
Harm reduction is an important bridge to support and social services that provides a pathway to hope and community—and ultimately, wellness.
Decriminalization and legal regulation of substances will benefit everyone. They will save lives, lower crime, and improve community safety.
Harm reduction services rooted in Indigenous ways of knowing and undestanding the world are an essential component to a public health-guided vision for drug policy.
Ryan’s parents began Ryan’s Hope as a way to shine a spotlight on the intersections of homelessness, addiction, and mental health.
ndividuals working with them encounter while attempting to meet their needs and direct them to resources in the community.
The Gatineau police force supports “safe supply” and harm reduction rather than the continued ineffective and harmful enforcement of prohibition