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There is no shortage of shitty prejudices against meth use, yet the rise of queer people experimenting with Tina during sex cannot simply be explained as a death sentence – anyone who has ever done it knows it’s more complex than that Read more

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I lived through the worst years of the AIDS epidemic when nobody wanted to talk about it – once again everybody’s pretending nothing is going on with the explosion of queer people experimenting with crystal meth during sex Read more

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Paul Salvatori

Ontario has offered police services access to the kits in response to the growing number of opioid-related deaths, but the province's largest municipal police force is lukewarm to the idea Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Despite pleas to the PM's office, the burden of responding to an emergency that continues to grow is being left to harm reduction workers and concerned members of the community Read more

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Declan Keogh

Everyone who works on Queen West Community Health Centre's harm reduction outreach team comes, in one form or another, from the street-involved communities they serve Read more

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Paul Salvatori

Only two major post-secondary schools are stocking naloxone in response to the drug overdose epidemic Read more

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Paul Salvatori

Toronto's strategy might include plans for future supervised injection services in Community Health Centres and pop-up safe drug use sites, as in Vancouver Read more

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in 2016, an estimated 2,300 Canadians died from an overdose. In the US, overdoses now account for more annual deaths than either car accidents or guns. Read more

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Paul Salvatori

Toronto Public Health calls on province to address psychological impacts of overdose epidemic on harm reduction workers Read more

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Paul Salvatori

"I keep hearing things about safe injections sites here in Toronto and other things that can be done... It needs to happen now. I hate the thought of anyone else, any other mother, experiencing what I'm experiencing right now." Read more

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Paul Salvatori

Harm reduction workers on the front line of fentanyl-fuelled overdose epidemic say it’s time for the federal government to start having open discussions about legalizing hard drugs, including access to prescription heroin Read more

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Harm reduction worker Zoë Dodd is hosting a workshop at Faith/Void on December 17 Read more

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If the city proceeds with a proposal to open three downtown supervised injection services, lives will be saved. Full stop. Read more

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Toronto Board of Health issues report recommending safe injection sites to curb epidemic of deaths caused by intravenous drug overdoses Read more

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