Safe Injection: Saving lives or ignoring addiction?

January 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

By: Alison Sandstrom The crumpled figure in the picture is face down on the tiled bathroom floor. His legs are curled underneath him as though he toppled over from a kneeling or sitting position. The bathroom is clean but for wrappers and a tourniquet scattered over the closed lid of the toilet. A used needle lies on the floor behind the unconscious man. . . . Read more

Having hope: Life after a daughter’s addiction

December 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

By: Nicholas Galipeau “When I found Jacquilynne she was in the hospital, had nothing but a skinny jacket on and cut off blue jeans and a tattered pair of running shoes that weren’t even hers,” says her mother, Donna D. May. Jacquilynne Gray, or Jacey as her mother lovingly refers to her, had been struggling with drug addiction for years before she found herself in British Colombia’s Surrey Memorial Hospital with plural septic pneumonia, hepatitis C and a number of other medical complications. . . . Read more