Who are you to judge us on our addiction?
Opioid-related deaths have nearly doubled in Ottawa during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Getting to Tomorrow Ottawa
Criminalization, stigmatization and ugly looks put her in a grave. All because she used a drug. Does not mean she wasn’t brave
“I stopped doing dangerous drugs in a dangerous fashion the first time my drug use was treated as a means to cope, a health issue—and was being treated as such—rather than a crime.”
We are beautiful, loving, caring, worthy and hopeful souls who deserve a life to live.
We love and miss her every day. We have memories good and sad. Her beautiful smile gone forever. We did our best to save her
“We urgently need Hamiltonians to understand that people who use drugs are part of our community, and we deserve to be part of creating a city where our lives matter.”
Harm reduction services rooted in Indigenous ways of knowing and undestanding the world are an essential component to a public health-guided vision for drug policy.
Ryan’s parents began Ryan’s Hope as a way to shine a spotlight on the intersections of homelessness, addiction, and mental health.