At the workshop on November 12, 2014, a diverse panel of experts presented in-depth information about many of the complex issues surrounding addictions. Included is a rich history of Canadian drug policy; practices and emerging trends; effects of drugs on the body; street drugs and prescription medications; drug interactions; emergency procedures for overdoses; risks; and, harm reduction history; practice; and varied approaches.
This workshop includes a wealth of information and varied perspectives delivered by a number of highly specialized professionals as well as those with lived experience dealing with the complex issues surrounding addictions; harm reduction philosophy and practices; drugs and drug users; and the challenges for staff dealing with these issues on a daily basis.
This is the first session in the series to include the unique, authentic voices of those that have lived experience as residents in shelters. We have concealed their identities in order to respect their input, while still maintaining their anonymity.
- Definition of Harm Reduction - Definition of a Drug User08:33
- Drugs and Drug Users - History of Drug Policy11:52
- Hepatitis C - The Silent Epidemic12:13
- Hepatitis C - Treatment04:26
- Drug - Set - Setting10:31
- Effects of Drugs on the Body – Body on the Drugs10:54
- Drug Interaction, Resources & Questions11:56
- Harm Reduction and Psychosis10:37
- Sensory Involvement in Psychosis11:35
- Street Concept and Psychosis09:22
- Harm Reduction Model and Peer Support07:39
- Staff Challenges in Harm Reduction and Peer to Peer Program11:41
- Harm Reduction Summary01:19
- Discussion with Peers05:46
- Introduction to Drug Overdose03:53
- Emergency Protocols07:00
- Safe Spaces12:07
- Q&A with Peer Panel13:33
Resources for Further Information and Support
All of the speakers in this session provided additional resources including:
“The First Seven Minutes” [YouTube]