According to a short article from the Windsor Star, one frontline worker – among a class of people for whom I have a great deal of respect – is managing the AIDS Committee of Windsor. Roy Campbell has been on the frontlines of the opioid crisis since 1993.
Campbell works within the city to collected the discarded needles of users. He has an actionable for the community, which may be replicated elsewhere, I think. It seems cheap, but worthwhile to enact. That being, the incorporation of more disposal boxes for the health and safety of the community.
Otherwise, those who may be using will leave the needles on the street. In the city or in Essex County, he has been summonsed in most places to help with drug users and angry neighbours. One of those unsung heroes.
As the article concludes, “They call on him to pick up and dispose of needles that have been discarded on streets and in alleys or to talk to addicts who are using.”
(Last Update: September 28, 2016)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen researches and presents independent panels, papers, and posters, and with varied research labs and groups, and part-time in landscaping (lifting, mowing, and raking) and gardening (digging, planting, and weeding). He is the Founder of In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal and In-Sight Publishing. UCI Ethics Center awarded him with the distinction of Francisco Ayala Scholar (2014) for mentoring, presenting, researching, and writing. If you want to contact Scott, you may inquire or comment through e-mail: Scott.D.Jacobsen@Gmail.com.
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