Advocates seek more help to stem rise in overdose deaths

Reducing stigma and ensuring safe drug supply are key considerations

CBC News · May 14, 2018 11:31

Now an advocate with Moms Stop the Harm, Jennens says the biggest issue is a lot of drug users hide their habit and use alone, which means they can't seek help when they overdose.
"They're not going to safe injection sites," she said. "If they do have naloxone, they're certainly not able to administer it to themselves during an overdose.
"It just tells me that we're not reaching the demographic of users that are dying."

Advocates seek more help to stem rise in overdose deaths