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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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.
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The criminalization of personal drug use marginalizes people who use drugs (PWUD), affecting their life, liberty, and security.
If people who use drugs are not meaningfully involved, the quality of the research and its impact on policy and service delivery is likely to suffer.
COVID-19 has created havoc for people who use drugs—and that obviously includes me.
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition launches national dialogue series on the overdose crisis and COVID-19
Finding common ground and shared meaning to realize solutions to the overdose crisis. A public health and human rights-based approach.
Rather than being benign tools aimed at promoting the health of Canadians, drug laws introduced in the early 1900s were meant for social control and targeted certain groups of people, including Asian immigrants, people of colour, and Indigenous people.
Harm reduction saves lives and connects people with vital social services, health care, and stability.