One of the largest harm reduction conferences is being held, recently. It was in Calgary, Alberta. This is the seventh conference devoted to issues and concerns around substance use and addiction. It is being hosted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA).
Canadian citizens have been losing family members, friends, colleagues, and fellow Canadians to the ongoing opioid crisis (CBC Radio, 2017).
The Toronto Board of Health is considering a set of measures in order to push back against the crisis of overdoses. There was a plea from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for immediate declaration of a health emergency in the public.
Nikki Sullivan, of the Cape Breton Post, reported on harm reduction. She described this as something possibly confusing for those were not more familiar with the philosophy, methodology, and the practice. It was a way to help people with substance abuse disorders.
Students and youth represent a unique group with distinct needs during the opioid crisis. Attend an International Overdose Awareness Day event in your city.
Voices: Stephanie Lake on getting involved in CSSDP, punitive approaches to drug policy and harm reduction resources
An interview with Volunteer for Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP), Stephanie Lake, by Member-at-Large Scott Douglas Jacobsen on Lake’s experience and knowledge of harm reduction, and CSSDP.
Join us for the Annual General Meeting this Monday, June 24, 2017 at 5:30 PST/8:30 EST.