We take care of our own

Vancouver Magazine - - Cover Story -

Be­yond the grim statis­tics of the opi­oid over­dose cri­sis, a pic­ture has emerged of a com­mu­nity ral­ly­ing to pro­tect its most vul­ner­a­ble. Along­side InSite, which hasn’t had a sin­gle death in its 14 years of ex­is­tence, over­dose pre­ven­tion sites have opened all over down­town and free nalox­one kits have been dis­trib­uted. And Spikes on Bikes sends “peers”—cur­rent or for­mer drug users—to con­nect with users in need of clean nee­dles and look out for peo­ple over­dos­ing. The mes­sage: No mat­ter who you are, you are part of this city. And we’ve got your back.

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