Benjamin Perrin & Gabor Maté: Canada’s Opioid Crisis
September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm PDTFree
- Virtual Events
North America is in the middle of a health emergency. Someone is dying every two hours in Canada from illicit drug overdose. Fentanyl has become a looming presence—an opioid more powerful, pervasive, and deadly than any previous street drug. The victims are many—and often not whom we might expect. Despite the thousands of deaths, these victims have remained largely invisible. But not anymore. In Overdose, Perrin shines a light on the crisis–and his findings challenge many assumptions.
Why do people use drugs despite the risk of overdosing? Can we crack down on the fentanyl supply? Do supervised consumption sites and providing “safe drugs” enable the problem? Which treatments work? Would decriminalizing all drugs help or do further harm? These and other urgent questions will be discussed.
– Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation
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