Dear Community of Practice Members,
To mark National Addiction Awareness Week, and address what health officials have deemed a "fentanyl crisis", we have compiled FAQs, best practices, and resources to share with your campus community. The theme of this year's Addiction Awareness Week is "Addiction Matters", a reminder that substance use prevention, harm reduction, and treatment all belong in our system of care.
This issue also features a story of an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carrie, a British Columbia mother, who recently lost her daughter, Emily, has shared her story in an effort to bring awareness to the prevalence of fentanyl, and encourage those who are at risk to seek help.