Safer Consumption Sites Save Lives

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Wed, 03/13/2024 - 12:00am to 12:30am
Amber Fritz with Réseau ACCESS Network
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Lisa Raville, Exec Dir., Harm Reduction Action Center

This week on Century of Lies: Safer Consumption Sites Save Lives.

In Canada, activists and harm reduction advocates are organizing to resist closure of overdose prevention sites across the province of Ontario. We hear from Nick Boyce with the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, Michael Parkinson with the Drug Strategy Network of Ontario, Michael Brennan with Pozitive Pathways, Doctor Julie Samson with Timmins and District Hospital, and Amber Fritz with Réseau ACCESS Network.

Meanwhile in the United States, a bill is making its way through the Colorado Legislature to allow municipalities to authorize the opening of safe consumption sites. We hear from one of the co-sponsors of House Bill 24-1028, Rep. Elisabeth Epps, plus Lisa Raville with the Harm Reduction Action Center and Thomas Hernandez with Tribe Recovery Homes.

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