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Addictions

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Summary:

  • Personal cost of treatment. Huge financial burden
  • Shame and stigma- not open about it
  • Isolation in Communities
  • Over prescribing of opioids
  • Should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue
  • Provide clean source
  • Additional resources for addictions treatment
  • Support for parents who need to put their children into addiction treatment facilities

 

Issues:

  • Personal cost of treatment. Huge financial burden
  • Disease: no other disease forced to deal with crime
  • Only 40 beds in province for youth fighting addiction
  • Shame and stigma- not open about it
  • Isolation in communities
  • Over prescribing of opioids

Solutions:

  • Should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue
  • Force people to deal with organized crime
  • End war on drugs: remove role of organized crime
  • Provide clean source
  • Additional resources for addictions treatment
  • Support for parents who need to put their children into addiction treatment facilities
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