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Article on New Funding for Safe Supply Projects in Ontario, Canada

Alex_1991

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I love my country. I have had 4 friends pass this year from carfentanil. They knew the h was mostly fentanyl but carfentanil is another beast
 

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I don't think it will be very accessible and people will have to jump through hoops to get it. It seems like they only offer these things once a person is practically beyond the point of help. Most addiction services in ontario just want to prescribe suboxone and shove it down everyone's throats.

Suboxone is great for people who want to quit, it has its uses, but it's not for everyone and for me has only caused more issues than it solved
 

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I don't think it will be very accessible and people will have to jump through hoops to get it. It seems like they only offer these things once a person is practically beyond the point of help. Most addiction services in ontario just want to prescribe suboxone and shove it down everyone's throats.

Suboxone is great for people who want to quit, it has its uses, but it's not for everyone and for me has only caused more issues than it solved
I obviously cannot comment on your opinion as I'm not in Canada.

But let me say this: at least they're TRYING to do something it would seem. And actually putting some MONEY behind the initiative. From my short time on these forms and looking into this subject as much as I've been able to: everywhere else, seems to me, there's a lot of talk and no action (or it's a half hearted attempt to appease some or the other community and relies on volunteers and volunteer funding). And the way I read that article: no they're not going to be supplying your DOC for free or at a discounted price. But I'm at very least assuming you'd be able to have your stash tested and shoot up in a controlled environment. Sounds like a decent plan (or start) to me anyway.

Come to think of it though (slightly off topic): I wonder what the implications WOULD be if instead of governments destroying tons of stuff that had been seized that they rather checked everything for purity and adulteration, burned only the harmful and the crap, and sold the good stuff at a sort of "market value" through licensed outlets? Imagine that. For sure it'd add BIG money to government (which could be used for this very purpose) and get the lowlife fucking dealers to re-think their "business model". If nothing else: it could result in, for example, you being able to buy a bag of Fentanyl which had been tested for purity and you'd know the strength of the powder you'd just purchased (or whatever concocted analog the Chinese had just come up with). Yeh. I know. I'm thinking about Utopia here. Just makes sense to me though.
 

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I don't think it will be very accessible and people will have to jump through hoops to get it. It seems like they only offer these things once a person is practically beyond the point of help. Most addiction services in ontario just want to prescribe suboxone and shove it down everyone's throats.

Suboxone is great for people who want to quit, it has its uses, but it's not for everyone and for me has only caused more issues than it solved
Disagree. A lot of the restrictions placed in BC for safe supply at first have recently been lifted. Even a regular nurse can administer safe supply now and the criteria has loosened measureably so, so that just anyone who is considered at risk of an overdose, including non-addicts who are just recreational users, can get it. If you use you can get safe supply. I think that’s the direction we’re headed. Won’t be perfect at first but it’ll come along.
 
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