Fight­ing for Space

Vancouver Magazine - - City Local Culture -

The so­lu­tion of Down­town East­side ac­tivists to their com­mu­nity’s drug epi­demic— treat ad­dic­tion like a men­tal­health issue, not a crime—was once con­sid­ered rad­i­cal but is now be­ing adopted world­wide. Long-time Ge­or­gia

Straight staff‡er Travis Lupick traces the move­ment’s his­tory and ex­am­ines what it might help achieve at a time when fen­tanyl- and opi­oid-over­dose deaths are sweep­ing the con­ti­nent. Avail­able Oc­to­ber 1

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