Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance, Toronto Harm Reduction Task Force, Canadian Harm Reduction Network
Everybody uses drugs. Alcohol, antihistamines or heroin ... all of us put substances into our bodies to make us feel better sometimes ...
Join us to discuss with Dr. Gabor Maté topics like stigma, discrimination, and criminalization; the impact of trauma, well-being and self-medication; poverty, gentrification and services; and harm reduction.
Saturday June 8 from 12 sharp to 2 pm
All Saint's Church - Community Centre
315 Dundas St. East (corner of Sherbourne and Dundas)
This is a FREE event.
Food, refreshments, and childcare will be provided.
Space is limited and will be first come first served.
Priority will be given to people who are homeless, under-housed or experiencing poverty.
This space is wheelchair accessible.
Dr. Maté is the author of a ground-shifting best-seller about addiction, "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts", and other compelling books about our brains and what drives them. For seven years he served as Medical Co-ordinator of the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital. More recently he worked for twelve years in Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside neighbourhood with patients suffering from hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV.