By Letter to the Editor on August 9, 2019.
Thank you, MP Rachael Harder, for that breath of fresh air in your article, “The consumption site debate” Aug. 2 Herald).
As you state that the organization ARCHES says they “attempt to keep people as safe and healthy as possible in their given practices and lifestyle realities,” I ask, “lifestyle realities”? In returning regularly to a safe place to get drugged out of your mind, is that a lifestyle reality? No, it is a choice. Yes, a terrible choice to try to stop.
That is where MP Harder says we must abandon the method of a consumption site, and that detox and recovery must replace supervised consumption.”
Please read the well-documented article from our MP Harder in “From the Hill.”