My past revealed how structural stigma works and creates serious harm for people in need
The international consensus reveals that harm reduction and progressive, public health-based drug policies save lives and improve community safety for all. They are solutions where everyone wins.
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.
The psychological and physical pain people who use drugs experience is unbearable. It’s stigma.
Never give up. If there is a breath in you, you have a chance to change your story.
Hearing from the community of advocates and people who use drugs in Ottawa | Marking Overdose Awareness Day | Getting to Tomorrow Ottawa
This pain never goes away, nor should it, nor would we want it to.
Harm reduction helps connect people with life-saving services that help them turn their lives around. It provides hope, and path forward. I’m living proof of this.
Decriminalization and legal regulation will allow people who use drugs to come forward to access life-saving social supports and a network of care. | Drug decriminalization in Canada