Oct 9, 2019
There will be more episodes on drugs, substance-use, and supervised consumption sites in the near future, but this one introduces the topic since I started working at one. This episode summarizes some of what I've noticed in my first run of shifts doing harm reduction and overdose response. I also talk about stigma in cannabis users and other populations of drug-users. Many first responders (and most other Canadians) are afraid to come forward about how cannabis is helping them because they fear discrimination from their workplace. This episode introduces this topic that will be explored with future guests! I bring up neurodiversity, a concept I hope to explore more as well. Self-care and avoiding burnout is another area that I hope to address with other guests that I have on soon, but I talk about the rules that I am trying to put in place for my own self-care. If you have a high-stress profession (or kids) then you need to learn to recognize when you are failing to care for yourself and what works for you. Everyone is different in what activities or techniques work for them!
This podcast is uncensored and covers many topics considered “taboo” or difficult for some individuals. We do not condone any illegal activities, as this is a platform for harm reduction and open-dialogue. Although the ideas are mostly evidence-based and honest, the lines of reality and comedy may be blurred at times...this is your trigger warning!