For many, the hardest part is reflecting on the future, and potential, that will never be realized.
My hope is that one day we all realize that addiction is a coping mechanism to something much deeper going on and that for all of us to heal, we need to be on the same side in wanting us all to feel like we belong, we are safe and connected.
ndividuals working with them encounter while attempting to meet their needs and direct them to resources in the community.
Never give up. If there is a breath in you, you have a chance to change your story.
What would Jesus do? Why communities of faith should support harm reduction
Doctors and health care professionals have an incredible potential for positive change at both an individual and societal level. The actions they take and endorse legitimize the evidence-based public health interventions that need to happen. And when they do, they will save lives.
The dehumanizing effects of stigma push people to the margins of our society where help and security are much harder to find.
From housing without waitlists to responsive services that come to the community instead of appointments, this is what community members in New Brunswick said must change.
“People using drugs have to wait until the system is ready for them.” Services and support should be ready when and where they are needed.