Guest Column: It’s a health issue, not a moral issue

MEDICINE HAT NEWS OPINION ON MAY 17, 2019

MSTH Dana Dmytro, who lost her brother to an overdose, writes:

Without the SCS, people will continue to use drugs in public places, including restrooms, alleys and parks. They will also continue to use alone where they die alone. SCSs engage the most marginalized and vulnerable in our community with the health care system. When others treat them with compassion and dignity, they are more likely to see themselves as worthy of care. When they are offered services by someone who works at an SCS with whom they have developed a relationship, they are that much more likely to accept those services.

Guest Column: It’s a health issue, not a moral issue