Stigma is when people hold negative attitudes and beliefs about people who are different from them. Overdoses are happening across Canada, yet stigma against people who use drugs continues to create isolation and makes it harder for people to access treatment, jobs, and housing. Together we can stop the cycle of stigma.
Watch and learn how the negative consequences of stigma are fuelling the overdose crisis in Canada.
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For more information about overdose related health services visit the
VCH Overdose Prevention & Response page.