Welcome to the Opioid Chapters

THE OPIOID CHAPTERS brings you the stories of 11 people living on the front lines of a constantly shifting opioid landscape in Ontario. Our team attempted to move beyond the statistics and capture the realities of peoples’ triumphs, struggles and fears. These stories are in their own words. 

OUR HOPE is that these stories spark a conversation about both the risks and benefits of opioidsand shed light on how a lack of social supports and health services can influence patterns of use, access, and harm. 

THESE EXPERIENCES are complex and reveal that there is no singular solution to this issue. But to begin to effect positive change, we need to have an understanding of the unique impact that opioids have on different people’s lives.