Harm Reduction Strategies Keep Our Loved Ones Alive and Safe – so That They Can Heal – FNHA

Preventing people from dying and supporting them in using drugs safely are part of the healing journey itself. Only if people are alive, safe and ready can they decide to reach out for the support or treatment that will work for them. Each person’s journey is unique.

The First Nations Health Authority’s (FNHA) ongoing harm reduction campaign is centered on the stories of Indigenous people who have been affected by the toxic drug crisis. These stories increase awareness and understanding of harm reduction, which prioritizes saving lives and meeting individuals where they are on their wellness journey.

Candice, from the Dene and Cree Nation, points to a safe, accessible drug supply as one example of a safer alternative to toxic drugs as seen through a harm reduction lens. “If we can just give a clean drug supply, less people are dying,” says Candice.

Read More: https://www.fnha.ca/about/news-and-events/news/harm-reduction-strategies-keep-our-loved-ones-alive-and-safe-so-that-they-can-heal

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