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

Just a Part of Me

Addiction is only a part of me. So take the time to listen, and you may learn a thing or two about who I really am.

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Don’t make me a project for I, like you, am a person

I ask that you walk beside me so that we can learn from each other.

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Watching a snowflake melt

Seeing substance use as a moral failing doesn’t help. It makes you feel stigma and shame, which makes it harder to change.

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The minute I was labelled…I became a case file

I used drugs to find purpose and freedom. Today, I find freedom in love and purpose in sacrifice and service.

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Harm reduction and drug policy organizations seek solutions to Yukon’s overdose crisis at territory’s first-ever public health dialogue on drug policy-related harms

Bringing diverse communities together to find and enact solutions to the overdose crisis.

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When people stop their judgement, then they’ll see the truth

Stigma and judgement have real and harmful consequences. Change starts with us, and how we see and treat others

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Service restrictions related to substance use cause further trauma and harm to people who use drugs

People who use drugs have woken up from an overdose to find out that they no longer have a bed to sleep in for the night because they were service restricted for overdosing in the shelter.

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Giving a voice to those at the centre: Thoughts and reflections from a person who uses drugs

I am still living it every day—the stigma of substance use. Life is a huge challenge.. The “day to day” that most of us take for granted.

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Services and help for those who want it are too hard to access. The system isn’t designed for us

There are many people out there who want to get help but can’t.

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COVID-19 is making the overdose crisis worse. I see it first hand

When you use drugs alone it’s a lot more dangerous because there’s no one there to help you if you overdose

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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)