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SCS

My response: “SCS a ‘house of horrors’”

People opposed to the supervised consumption site choose to perpetuate myths and falsehoods because their feelings are more important to them than the facts are.

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SCS

My response: “Numbers show SCS is creating more issues”

The Lethbridge Herald is on a roll this month with all the roasts and letters they’re publishing from people opposed to the local supervised consumption site. I already addressed this week’s roasts, but I thought I’d take a stab at some of the letters.

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Opinion SCS

Mythbusting anti-SCS roasts

People who oppose the Lethbridge supervised consumption site care more about ideology than they do facts.

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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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Opinion

Portugal’s drug decriminalization doesn’t go far enough

Their results are certainly better than Canada’s, so it makes sense that Canadians would want to mirror that. Except, Portugal’s approach doesn’t go far enough.

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Opinion

5 ways to finally address drug crime

We need real solutions that address the underlying causes of drug crime: supply and poverty. Here are 5.

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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.