Addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté makes a powerful case for harm reduction practices and the important role of supervised consumption sites as a health service for people who use drugs.
Dr. Maté is a physician at the Portland Hotel on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Check out his amazing book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts - it will challenge everything you thought you knew about addiction.
Dr. Mark Tyndall, head of infectious diseases at the Ottawa Hospital, discusses the need for a supervised injection facility in Ottawa. He compares the situation in Ottawa today to that in Vancouver 10 years ago, before Insite opened.
This documentary from National Geographic examines Insite, Canada's first supervised consumption site, which provides a safe and clean environment for people in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to use drugs and connect with health care & social services.
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Please note that this documentary includes graphic footage of intravenous drug injection.