In collaboration with the New Day Campaign, we’ll talk about how facilities where people who use drugs can inject opioids in a medical setting reduces overdoses and increases access to treatment. How does this fit into a broader harm reduction strategy? What kind of public education and stigma reduction could make this solution more possible, less controversial?
We’ll hear from Sarah Evans, a senior program manager with the Open Society Foundation’s Public Health Program and former coordinator of Vancouver’s Insite, North America’s first and only legal supervised drug injection facility, Dr. Greg Hobelmann, a physician at Baltimore’s Ashley Addiction Treatment, singer Simone Speed, author Clarence Brown, and clients of Powell Recovery Center, whose testimonials underscore the dangers of unsupervised drug use. At the opening of the event, the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition will lead a 10-minute opioid overdose response training, after which you can walk away with a naloxone kit that makes it possible to save someone’s life from an opioid overdose.
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