International Overdose Awareness Day 2019

I was priviledged to be asked by Healing Hearts Edmonton to photograph International Overdose Awareness Day this year.

The crisis of dirty drugs is killing brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, daughters and sons. Every single one of the people at this event thought it could not happen to their family and they don’t want it to happen to yours.

The take away message was: tell your kids not to do drugs, over and over. Then then tell them if they do – this is how to do them safely, because the chances of them coming into contact with fentynal laced drugs is very, very high. (Don’t do drugs alone. If people in your circle use drugs, get a nanoxylone kit and learn to use it. Know the signs of overdose. There is a Good Samaritan law in Alberta – if someone you are with overdoses and you call 911, you will not be prosecuted, even if you have or are using drugs).

And politicians. Please look at what Portugal is doing and change how we do things here. Too many people are dying.

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