Seeing substance use as a moral failing doesn’t help. It makes you feel stigma and shame, which makes it harder to change.
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.
You shouldn’t be afraid to phone 911 if you witness an overdose: The benefits and limits of the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
If you are being detained, you have a right to know why you are being detained and the right to remain silent until you have had a chance to speak with a lawyer.
Looking back and looking forward: A letter to my younger self
We need more support for people with addiction in our communities. Having access to continued trauma counselling to help resolve issues with her upbringing and being abandoned would have helped a lot.
I wish I could say that my story ends here, but it is just the beginning.
There’s no getting away from it, but there is always hope
For anyone who is struggling right now, try to find someone you trust who you can talk openly with.
This is the beginning of a life-changing experience. A moment in my life
My past revealed how structural stigma works and creates serious harm for people in need.
When services that are supposed to help, don’t. My experience with detox.
The psychological and physical pain people who use drugs experience is unbearable. It’s stigma.
Ready to make a change. My life by James
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.