Community Partner: L’Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec (AIDQ)

AIDQ is a non-profit organization that includes stakeholders from all sectors interested in the field of addictions in Quebec, such as the public, private and community sectors, public health and social services, education, universities, research, public safety and the workplace. AIDQ’s mission is to promote and support intervention in the areas of prevention, harm reduction, treatment and the social reintegration of people with addictions and those at risk of becoming addicted, through skills development, information, collaboration and the sharing of expertise. Read More

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“There [is] a problem in accessing data, [and] stigma is one of those obstacles in obtaining this data. The events that are experienced on the ground are in the fog. I see this as an obstacle to making good decisions.”

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History of Drug Policy in Canada

Knowing about Canadian drug prohibition allows us to critically reflect on past practices, legal regulation, law enforcement, moral reformers and their agendas, new events and avenues to adopt.

Federal government must decriminalize drugs to save lives and protect communities

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Media Coverage

Media Coverage

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News & Updates

News & Updates

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Montreal must push feds to decriminalize drug possession, councillors say (Montreal Gazette)

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Montreal police officers now trained, equipped with naloxone (Global)

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Public health officials say Montreal now facing opioid crisis (CBC)

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New drug on Montreal's streets even more potent than fentanyl (CTV)

After a death, Montreal issues alert about blue 'counterfeit' Percocet new to city's black market (CTV)

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A spike in deaths caused by drug overdose alarms Montreal public health experts (CTV)

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Montreal Is Experiencing a Rash of Fatal Overdoses and No One Knows Why (VICE)

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More fentanyl deaths in Montreal? (CJAD)

Naloxone supplies spread out on a white table

Montreal police still not equipped with naloxone, despite surge in overdoses (Global News)

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Montreal's CACTUS safe-injection community group sees more overdoses amid pandemic (CBC)