This overdose awareness day, activists will again hand out safe drugs

After tracking 900 drug users during three earlier events, advocates say their ‘compassion club’ model has resulted in zero overdoses
The Tyee (Canada)
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

In the midst of a federal election campaign, a group of activists plan to again hand out tested, untainted heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in a push to put the need for regulated, wide-reaching safe supply on the agenda. The “compassion club” model the Drug User Liberation Front has been demonstrating since June 2020 can’t be found in any party platform. Eris Nyx, one of the founders of the Drug User Liberation Front, says that organized drug users, not politicians, have led the way in pushing for drug policy reforms in response to poisoned, unregulated drugs. (See also: Five ways to end the toxic drug crisis)