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More overdoses are happening in public washrooms and Vancouver wants businesses to know they can help

The criminalization of drug users means that every day, people addicted to drugs are forced to make difficult decisions, often choosing not what’s good for them, but what will hopefully result in the least harm.

Marilou Gagnon, president of the Harm Reduction Nurses Association (HRNA), offered an example: “In the absence of a safer space to use, the default becomes a washroom,” she told the Straight.

Read the full story in the Georgia Straight.

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