Overdose Prevention Centers Save Lives and Aren’t “Heroin Shooting Galleries” As Those Less Informed on Harm Reduction May Lead You to Believe | Opinion
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Overdose Prevention Centers Save Lives and Aren’t “Heroin Shooting Galleries” As Those Less Informed on Harm Reduction May Lead You to Believe | Opinion

Today is our nation’s first-ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This makes today, now more than ever, a fitting time to reflect on OPCs and their place in our city and our community. Far too many lives have been lost to the overdose and addiction crisis this country is facing. Action needs to be taken before any more lives are lost to overdoses, which are reversible with the use of naloxone and the integration of more OPCs. Read More

Thinking Mindfully
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Thinking Mindfully

I remember my first communion. I was thirteen, and it came after three endless years of confirmation class. I was primed for it to be a big event: not only joining the mystical body of Christ as a full, adult member of the church—a sort of Lutheran bar mitzvah—but also my first taste of wine. Maybe the top of my head would be blown off by some great revelation. I didn’t know what to expect. Read More