Calgary non-profit offers free naloxone clinics to fight stigma of drug addiction

CBC News December 18, 2017

Davis started the group shortly after her 34-year-old partner, Nathan Huggins-Rosenthal, died of a fentanyl overdose in 2015.

Her passion is to change people's attitudes about addiction and treat people who are dealing with it with compassion.

The group is now partnering with Safeworks, a needle distribution program through Alberta Health Services that aims to educate people about opioids, who is using them and how to help.

"There is so much shame and stigma that comes with addiction that it can be really hard for families to speak out and to tell their story," Davis told CBC News.

Calgary non-profit offers free naloxone clinics to fight stigma of drug addiction