It has been seven years since the worst day of my life. I awoke the morning of March 19th 2011 at a family cottage with no sense of the pure calamity and heartbreak awaiting me. Not far into the day I got the call that would change my life forever, my brother Josh went to… Continue reading Seven years after the worst day of my life
On a day when Nova Scotians are honoring loved ones who have died because of an overdose the provincial government announced they will be delaying the life saving naloxone distribution program. This program was one of the few interventions that had a specific timeline in Nova Scotia’s Opioid Action Plan released in July. GPDOTS is… Continue reading While policy makers in Nova Scotia talk people continue to die
We would like to thank everyone who came out on July 22nd to lend their voice in demanding action on the opioid crisis or to learn more about GPDOTS advocacy. The more we can keep this issue visible the better and putting a human face the opioid crisis helps combat stigma.
Listen to GPDOTS Founder Amy Graves be interviewed on her recent blog post “Nova Scotia needs help not hype” related to the recent carfentanil announcement in Nova Scotia.
A press conference was held with Chief Medical Officer of Health Robert Strang today in Nova Scotia to announce the arrival of carfentanil on the streets. While it is nice to see an effort to educate the public on the new and highly dangerous opioid, the messaging could have been more effective if they… Continue reading Nova Scotia needs help not hype to address the opioid crisis.
Join us in creating awareness and advocating for action on the many facets of the opioid crisis. Bring a sign, photo of a loved one, or simply yourself to help us bring attention to this important public health issue. We will be located at Robie, Quinpool, Cogswell and Bell Road Intersection portion of… Continue reading Advocate For Action On The Opioid Crisis Event
G.P.D.O.T.S. has written numerous letters to government over the last six years on a wide variety of topics related to the opioid epidemic. We almost always receive some sort of response whether its a standard “thanks for your letter and we will be in touch” or a more meaningful and genuine reply to discuss the… Continue reading Big Pharma’s role in the opioid epidemic is the elephant in the room no politician wants to talk about.
Response to the article: Naloxone kits yet to be widely distributed to Edmonton Police officers commission hears http://edmontonjournal.com/news/crime/naloxone-kits-yet-to-be-widely-distributed-to-edmonton-police-officers-commission-hears In 2011 I lost my brother Josh to an accidental prescription opioid overdose. It continues to that shock me how naloxone is often only referenced in connection to fentanyl overdoses. Naloxone is effective for all opioid overdoses,… Continue reading Response to the article: Naloxone kits yet to be widely distributed to Edmonton Police officers commission hears