The Liberals have another chance to do what is right: embrace evidence-based policies that will help end the deaths and human suffering crippling communities across Canada.
In 2021, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition will train its focus on decriminalization and the legal regulation of drugs to help end the harms of the toxic drug market.
Decriminalization would be a critical move towards addressing record overdose deaths and rampant stigma against people who use drugs, reducing barriers to accessing services, and avoiding ineffective and unnecessary use of public funds.
Understanding the circumstances that contribute to these deaths is urgently needed to inform interventions and policies to prevent opioid-related mortality in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finding common ground and shared meaning to realize solutions to the overdose crisis. A public health and human rights-based approach
People will likely die without the supervised consumption services ARCHES provides and the community of care built around it.
The closure of Lethbridge’s supervised consumption site on International Overdose Awareness Day will undoubtedly lead to more overdose deaths
Without access to harm reduction, PWUD are potentially at greater risk of acquiring blood-borne viruses
Pandemic response measures such as physical distancing and social isolation have disrupted the healthcare and support services that people who use or have used substances and their communities typically rely on.