Knocking down the walls of silence that keep people from talking about substance use is an important step towards addressing the overdose crisis in British Columbia. Recognizing that people who use drugs are real people helps to put a human face behind the numbers of so many preventable tragedies.
The overdose crisis affects all of us. Whether personally, through a friend or neighbour or on the front lines of health care in our province. There is a human face to the crisis - many are the same people who support and cheer for our team. So it makes sense for the Vancouver Canucks to be involved in such an important project.