Mark Lysyshyn | March 15th, 2017
86% of people dying of illicit drug overdoses in our region die inside residences where nobody sees them overdose and nobody is able to call for help or administer naloxone until it is too late. Stigma is one of the main factors that drives people to use drugs alone and also prevents them from accessing life-saving treatments.
This new report from the BC Centre for Disease Control reminds us to use respectful language when talking to or about people who use substances.
What can you do to decrease the stigma around substance use?
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