Edmonton, AB—Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, Friends of Medicare, Moms Stop the Harm, and HIV Legal Network are deeply concerned about…
Respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 are spread in a few ways, including through the air. When people are together indoors, infections can spread more easily.
This is a critical moment in Canadian drug policy. We must ensure that decriminalization centres the needs of people who use drugs
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