Why I Help Addicts Shoot Up: Interview With Meera Bai, Christian Nurse & Harm Reduction Advocate


 

Why I help addicts shoot up: Interview with Meera Bai, Christian nurse & harm reduction advocate – Put in simple terms harm reduction is meeting people where they are at. In the homeless service’s space harm reduction also means being sober is not a requirement for services such as housing. My recent visit with Donny in Calgary [bit.ly is a near text book example. Donny was drinking and using on the streets for over 20 years, but when he got into housing and was given some dignity Donny got sober all on his own. But Donny was also lucky. He never really got into very hard drugs, so it was easier for him to get sober. Often this is hard for ‘normal’ people to understand but there is a point where drugs take over a persons life. They lose all reason and self-worth. Their whole existence revolves around getting another fix. Often this path takes a person down an unthinkable path of self-destruction. People end up doing things to survive that are horrible. HIV , Hepatitis C, and drug related deaths become a very serious public safety issue for all of us. One story I heard from a few different people is addicts using puddles of urine to “fix” their heroin. The thought makes me cringe, but I know what drugs did to me when I was heavily addicted. I needed drugs more than I needed air and would do anything to get them. My second city in Canada was Vancouver and I spent a day in Vancouver’s Downtown East side. [bit.ly have always wanted to visit a “wet shelter” (a shelter that provides alcohol) to see for myself. I call myself a ‘liberal redneck’ so although I do lean towards a

 

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19 Responses to Why I Help Addicts Shoot Up: Interview With Meera Bai, Christian Nurse & Harm Reduction Advocate

  • cdltpx says:

    The people I know that have a? masters know how to talk to people you need to retake psychology.

  • BuzzLyrica says:

    you fucking retard, I just don’t give a damn about my youtube picture. who? the fuck does. Just the act of pointing it out alone lets me know you are a fag. I have a ms in biology btw dumbfuck, what do you have? no let me guess, a bb in ba lmfao

  • cdltpx says:

    You throw a stone and hide your face ! You make yourself irrelevant by hiding your face. Clearly you are ashamed of yourself? That act alone proves you are lacking in character and worse substance. What is it you living with your parents after graduating or worse never graduated never will? They call that homeless if you have options it makes you a parasite? You are a figment a never will be put the bong down and go make your own way I did it? in very harsh economic times I got my scratch.

  • BuzzLyrica says:

    No correction. You? need to read non propaganda articles.

  • cdltpx says:

    Happy to amuse you? If you ever read the paper you would read where? people were seeking herb but all the streets had was H and that is how they started that drug. They hand out 10 years like it is candy here in New Orleans every time somebody overdoses on H and they will pool their money to score the courts look at this as redistributing the drug causing death. Another failure of the dope show the law improperly applied. Meant to catch dealers they apply that law to the users. You need to read.

  • BuzzLyrica says:

    You lol You are the one who is retarded. Who calls government the G? A fucking retard? thats who. Oh man I can’t find any weed today, guess I will just have to settle with a hit of meth lmao. Do you read the shit you post?

  • cdltpx says:

    In the 70’s ounce herb $60 they use to sell dime bags and it was plenty herb. IDK what a J sells for it has been way too long since I partook of the herb. I have enough narcotics I get from my pharmacy but I take them for PAIN. Some say herb is good for pain it is why Mexicans would toke after work they worked hard and the herb took the sting of work off their muscles. Now we have drunk Mexicans everywhere I rather they be high ! You are afraid to show your face with comment who is retarded??

  • cdltpx says:

    Alcohol causes mood swings and many result to violence, not to mention the other side affects, inability to maintain balance, elevated blood pressure,double vision,loss of memory, cirrhosis of the liver, hangover the drug has far too many side affects. The G causes people to go to harder drugs bc they usually wanted herb to start? with but could only score H, meth, bath salts, synthetic MJ, the list goes on and on the drugs people turned to due to inability to score herb. Step aside G man u suck.

  • BuzzLyrica says:

    Well I? see you don’t have a very high opinion of the rest of the world lmao

  • BuzzLyrica says:

    what?! Are you people retarded. This women is one? of the dumbest people I have ever heard use the English language.

  • BuzzLyrica says:

    I agree with you about the DEA being a giant load, but that is the only sentence in your entire comment that makes any sense, Medical professionals do treat drug addiction. That’s what suboxone and methadone clinics are for. lol The government doesn’t cause anyone to result? to harder drugs, that is just stupid to say. And you say alcohol should be illegal hahahahahaha you should read your comments before posting them, You sound mentally retarded

  • BuzzLyrica says:

    “Harm reduction is a philosophy of drug rehabilitation that I completely made up on the car ride over here!” This is truly the crap of all crap lmao neither of them has ever touched a drug in their life, trying to give advice and half ass philosophies on a topic they completely oblivious to. Why yes sir this is a new? time of quantum mechanics, I like to call it pseudo quantum enlarged mechanics. lol

  • K777angel says:

    Wow this definitely makes me think…Honestly I am not sure how I feel about this. ? I can see the pros and cons.

  • Inferno350 says:

    You can support harm reduction in your community and country. You can advocate for policy change and spread awareness of the issue. There’s a lot you can do to help.?

  • Inferno350 says:

    Your claims are completely unsubstantiated by any evidence. If you had bothered to do any examination of the subject you would know that harm reduction? does not increase use. Syringe exchange prevents the spread of Hep C and HIV, saving lives and millions in tax dollars. This matter has been settled at the supreme court.

  • CaseModVideos says:

    I wish the whole world had her intelligence and? understanding

  • Shanlee Crossan says:

    I think this is really? good!

  • TheBoxingCannabyte says:

    @cdw100, how nice of you to? put about 3 seconds of thought into it

  • hross233 says:

    I’m a RN and I? do not support giving syringes out to any one. It does not help to decrease the incidences and maintains the habit. This is obvious as the drug addictions level are increasing. Thanks for helping it maintain and increase.

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