He got on Buprenorphine in February
Clinic screened urine
No problems until last week
They found THC; kicked him out
He couldn’t find Bupe; only heroin
He was 24 years old
When someone says: “the system is killing people,” this is what they mean”
“There can be many reasons for overdose, such as stronger batches of heroin, ageing users with health issues, or former prisoners on release whose tolerance has dropped. Whatever the reason, anyone can save a life with Naloxone. It is low-cost, easy to use, has zero potential for misuse and it can save lives.”
“The bottom line is that overdose prevention sites — which exist in more than 100 cities around the world — offer compassion for fellow human beings,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement Tuesday. “Our job as a city is to support efforts to alleviate suffering and to save lives.”
Scott said in other countries where sites have opened, there were “many years of talking while many thousands of people were dying. It’s no different here. Lots of people are talking. Lots of people are dying.”
Criminalization of drugs stands in the way of evidence-based policy. Science demands clarity, and criminalization of drugs only obscures the truth of how they operate in society.
Don’t ever let ‘em tell you they don’t have the money. They have plenty to spend on things that aren’t effective, cause harm, and waste taxpayer money.