Tag: COVID19

Harm reduction during a pandemic

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has proven to be a struggle for everyone, regardless of their lifestyle, but people who use drugs are finding it especially difficult to navigate these unprecedented waters. Whether they’re currently using, en route to recovery, or in active recovery, this virus has and will continue to challenge these individuals.

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Frontline workers: CATIE salutes you

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has changed our entire way of life. Like all CATIE staff, I am playing my small part in the public health response by complying with physical distancing guidance and working from home. I know that many of the people we work with have had their lives disrupted in much more serious ways – losing jobs, managing complex changes to service delivery, or being redeployed to the front lines of the COVID-19 response.

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Now more than ever, we need a safe supply of drugs

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has everyone extremely worried, and understandably so. But there is another public health emergency that still hasn’t been resolved – the overdose crisis. And COVID-19 is threatening to create two epidemics among people who use drugs, unless we take immediate action.

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