Opioids and Harm Prevention with Leila Attar

September 27, 2017

So episode 63 – a new record.  But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast – right? You should.

Canada has a drug problem but it is a problem of policy. The war on drugs has failed and the results are laid bare in our court, hospitals, and morgues. People are dying. This is not new but is seems that the general public has finally starting to engage in a rational conversation about drugs and how we can help prevent harm.

One of the reasons we are finally able to have a rational conversations about drug policy is because of the advocacy of people like Leila Attar.

Attar has her own personal story and lived experience with overdoses but she is much more than that.  She travelled across Canada this summer talking to parents, health professionals, and politicians about drugs, recovery, and harm reduction. She is a volunteer with Ottawa’s first pop-up safe consumption site organized by Overdose Prevention Ottawa. She is a powerful advocate and a necessary rational voice for sensible drug policy.

Trust me, you will want to listen to this one.

We also have some new art – it is still new because it is way easier to just copy and past this section each week – from an awesome young designer Parker Mazerolle – serious he is crazy good – go check out his work.

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