The escalating toll: 2017 set to be worst year in Canada for overdoses

Andrea Woo, The Globe and Mail, March 28, 2018

“But the greatest barrier to [reducing] stigma,” Ms. Schulz said in an interview, “is the criminalization of substance use. And until we make the difficult and maybe not politically popular decision with some sectors of society [to decriminalize personal possession], it’s really hard to get people to come out and seek help. It’s hard to seek help for something that is considered a criminal act.”

The escalating toll: 2017 set to be worst year in Canada for overdoses