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Lethbridge News SCS

4 takeaways from the new SCS study

The study blew up on social media, with traditional media framing it as crime and “social disorder” being on the rise since the SCS opened. However, there are a couple of findings that I thought were important to highlight.

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Lethbridge SCS

My response to “SCS isn’t to blame for crime problems”

Yesterday, someone wrote a letter to the editor of the Lethbridge Herald. This person is dealing with drug addiction and was providing some insight from that perspective on the benefits of the supervised consumption site, as well as addressing some myths. Naturally, the online version of the letter received negative feedback, many with the same, […]

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Lethbridge Opinion SCS

Is the Lethbridge SCS really straining police resources?

Last week, the Lethbridge Police Service released data for calls to service in Lethbridge. For some reason, they organized that data in reference to the Supervised Consumption Site,

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Opinion SCS

My email to the SCS Review Committee

The Alberta government established a Supervised Consumption Services Review Committee to evaluate the social and economic impacts of current and proposed supervised consumption sites. This committee is touring the province, and receiving in-person feedback from public engagement sessions. They held two in Lethbridge, and although I attended one, I didn’t speak at the mic. They […]

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Opinion SCS

Science shows that harm reduction works

Harm reduction works. It saves lives, and it helps people overcome their addictions.

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Lethbridge SCS

Debunked: 9 myths about the Lethbridge supervised consumption site

Here are the 9 myths people often use when opposing the supervised consumption site and why exactly they’re just myths.

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Opinion SCS

The dehumanization of people who use drugs

A Lethbridge city councillor recently shared an article that reported on a recent city council meeting regarding the city’s effort to address the opioid crisis. Several people commented on their post, offering words of agreement, but there were a few comments I found problematic.