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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Latest Blog Posts

Addressing the syndemic of HIV, Hepatitis C, Overdose, and COVID-19 Among People Who Use Drugs

The criminalization of personal drug use marginalizes people who use drugs (PWUD), affecting their life, liberty, and security.

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Expertise of people who use drugs must be central to design of safe supply

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.

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Why I overdosed during the pandemic, and why I survived

COVID-19 has created havoc for people who use drugs—and that obviously includes me.

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Why businesses should be on board with harm reduction

Harm reduction and progressive drug policies mean community safety for everyone, including businesses

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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.

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Canada’s current approach to substances

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.

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What is harm reduction?

Harm reduction saves lives and connects people with vital social services, health care, and stability.

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Considering alternative drug policies: decriminalization and legal regulation

Legal regulation would create safer communities for everyone. It would greatly reduce overdose, weaken high-level organized crime, and keep drugs away from youth.

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What is a public health and human rights approach to substances?

By changing the way we see and frame substance use, we can move towards a system of laws and policies that will prevent harm and death.

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The impact of stigma

Stigma can create real and tangible harms for people who use drugs. We can help or harm through our words and behaviours.

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Harm Reduction & COVID

Harm Reduction & COVID

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Resources for communities responding to dual health crises

News & Updates

News & Updates

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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)

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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)