Ottawa’s Move for Harm Reduction via Vending Machines

It has been reported that Ottawa has installed new machines. The vending machines are for needles and crack pipes. These are sterile devices for use to reduce the probability of non-sterile ones being used. This is intended to reduce the number...
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Youth and International Overdose Awareness Day

Students and youth represent a unique group with distinct needs during the opioid crisis. Attend an International Overdose Awareness Day event in your city.

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With or without the blessing

Toronto opened the 1st pop-up safe injection site. The city of Toronto has not ‘blessed’ the project. However, activists for the site are excited about it, and “hope authorities won’t shut them down” (Nasser, 2017). For one of the underserved sectors of the Toronto...
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Ottawa’s Move for Harm Reduction via Vending Machines

It has been reported that Ottawa has installed new machines. The vending machines are for needles and crack pipes. These are sterile devices for use to reduce the probability of non-sterile ones being used. This is intended to reduce the number...

With or without the blessing

Toronto opened the 1st pop-up safe injection site. The city of Toronto has not ‘blessed’ the project. However, activists for the site are excited about it, and “hope authorities won’t shut them down” (Nasser, 2017). For one of the underserved sectors of the Toronto...

Vancouver Island Opening Consumption Site

It has been reported by CTV Vancouver Island that there is an exemption granted to the Vancouver Island Health Authority for the operation of Victoria’s first supervised consumption site.   The site will open on 941 Pandora Ave. It has...

Drug Checking Workshop

Canada is currently facing one of the largest drug adulteration epidemics in the country’s history, mainly via street level trafficking of drugs. Drug dealers and suppliers are cutting their drugs with myriads of random chemicals and powders that look similar to the...

An Interview with Antonio Cillero, Volunteer for CSSDP

An interview with Volunteer for Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP), Antonio Cillero, by Member-at-Large Scott Douglas Jacobsen on Cillero’s experience and knowledge of harm reduction, and CSSDP.

An Interview with Lauren Lehman, Volunteer for CSSDP

An interview with Lauren Lehman, Volunteer for the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP), by Member-at-Large Scott Douglas Jacobsen on Lehman’s experience and knowledge of harm reduction, and CSSDP.

An Interview with Kyle Lumsden, Secretary for CSSDP

An interview with Advisor for the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP), Kyle Lumsden, by Member-at-Large Scott Douglas Jacobsen on Lumsden’s experience and knowledge of harm reduction, and CSSDP.

An Interview with Jenna Valleriani, Advisor for CSSDP

An interview with Advisor for the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP), Jenna Valleriani, by Member-at-Large Scott Douglas Jacobsen on Valleriani’s experience and knowledge of harm reduction, and CSSDP.

An Interview with Heidi Trautmann, Volunteer for CSSDP

An interview with volunteer for the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP), Heidi Trautmann, by Member-at-Large Scott Douglas Jacobsen on Trautmann’s experience and knowledge of harm reduction, and CSSDP.

Psychological Dependence and Classical Conditioning

Psychological dependence and Classical conditioning: Salvador Dalí said that everybody should try Hashish, but only once. This sentence summarizes society’s fear towards drugs. People are afraid of drugs, but mostly, we are afraid of ourselves. We are afraid of not...

Listen to youth when developing youth drug policy

On January 31st, 2017, CSSDP chair Dessy Pavlova presented on the First, Do Less Harm: The Future of Drug Policy in Canada panel on why youth should be included in developing youth drug policies.

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