Painkiller delves into the opioid epidemic. It features interviews with families [including #MSTH Petra Schulz] who have lost loved ones, as well as healthcare workers and policy experts who question a health system that favours corporate profits over patients. In this documentary one of our co-founders, Petra Schulz, speaks about her own story, the aims of MSTH and the need to end the criminalization of people who use drugs.
This podcast features Leslie is a co-founder of Moms Stop the Harm (MSTH). They have banded together for strength; to advocate for compassionate policy changes in the face of an epidemic that continues to take away lives.
WARNING: THE VIDEO BELOW CONTAINS GRAPHIC SCENES OF SUBSTANCE USE, FAMILY PAIN AND LOSS. THIS IS UPSETTING, ESPECIALLY TO PEOPLE AND FAMILIES WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE. The purpose of the video is to remind us that there is a way out and to "Stop the Spiral" with Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), called Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the US. #MSTH leadership realizes that this video is hard hitting and we debated before posting it, but we feel that there is great value in sharing this urgent call to STOP THE SPIRAL, before we lose another child.
WARNING. THE VIDEO ABOVE CONTAINS GRAPHIC SCENES OF DRUG USE, FAMILY PAIN & LOSS.