Addiction and the Poisoned Drug Supply: What we need to know. How we can help.
Drug use is common in all societies and has been as far back as records exist. The scene is different now, though. We have a poisoned drug supply. People who normally wouldn’t have a problem with drug use are dying because of poisoned drugs. For those with an addiction, human connection makes all the difference.
- Tuesday February 15, 2022
- The Bailey Theatre (Muriel Griffiths Room) and online (zoom link to be provided upon registration)
- 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
COVID-19 Policy: All in-person attendees 12 years of age and/or older must present their BC Vaccine Passport showing two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination AND Government Photo Identification. Masks must be worn at all times.
Respect and Connect: A better community for us all is brought to you by the Trail and District Public Library, Selkirk College's Mir Centre for Peace, Trail Arts Council and Trail Community Action Team.
Zak Matieschyn is a Nurse Practitioner who has completed an Addiction Fellowship with the BC Centre for Substance Use. He currently maintains an addiction practice in Nelson and is the Acting Executive Director of the Nursing Policy Secretariat in the BC Ministry of Health.
Zak is committed to making life better for people who use drugs and will bring us his practical perspective how we can support them, from his many years in research and practice. Zak will be joined by a number of people with lived experience of substance use.
An Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative...
Selkirk College is committed to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion. Through research, courageous conversations and work in action, we strive to lead this important work because it is our responsibility to continue to be an accessible, equitable, safe and welcoming institution for students, employees and the community.