“The racist and anti-Black harms facilitated by drug law enforcement have extended beyond the criminal justice system.”
Negative, inaccurate stereotypes of people who use drugs have been borne out in popular culture, media, and everyday interactions. By changing the way we think, we can change the way we act.
Prohibition has been a failure. A public health and human rights approach will save lives and improve communities for everyone, including people who don’t use drugs.
“It is not possible to have these discussions without the people who are most affected.”
Harm reduction is an important bridge to support and social services that provides a pathway to hope and community—and ultimately, wellness.
We believe that an SCS/CTS in Barrie at the proposed location of 11 Innisfil St (80 Bradford Street, Unit 940) is the next pressing need in responding to this crisis.
Decriminalization and legal regulation of substances will benefit everyone. They will save lives, lower crime, and improve community safety.
Bringing together leaders from diverse sectors of society to identify and move towards policy solutions to the overdose/drug poisoning crisis.
For many, the hardest part is reflecting on the future, and potential, that will never be realized.