New Minister of Mental Health and Addictions challenged to visit injection site (Crosstown Clinic)

Advocates for drug users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) are calling on the province’s new Minister of Mental Health and Addictions to come to the front lines herself.

Sarah Blyth with the Overdose Prevention Society is one of the volunteers who spearheaded several pop-up injection sites in the DTES, the largest of which has become a formal provincial overdose prevention site.

Currently, a pilot project in the DTES’ Crosstown Clinic offers the only such program in North America.

Simon Little and Jeremy Lye report

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