This year, the University of Toronto IHI Chapter is taking part in a campaign to change the narrative associated with substance use disorders. Our vision is to highlight concepts critical to tackling stigma, empower diverse stakeholders at the center of the epidemic and recognize promising initiatives designed to support the community. Our main goal is to humanize individuals suffering from substance use disorders by committing to reducing health inequities and raising awareness.
In light of this campaign we sought to investigate the impacts of the opioid epidemic on first responders within our community. We interviewed Fire, Paramedic and Police representatives. Read more to see what they had to say.