Host(s): Oliver Books & Chelsey Cusimano
Guest(s): Colin Askey & Amy Evans, Love in the Time of Fentanyl
Description: Welcome to Recovery Stories Have Power, a Faces & Voices of Recovery podcast, my name is Chelsey Cusimano. Oliver and I had the great pleasure of talking with Colin Askey and Amy Evans this week. Colin directed Love in the Time of Fentanyl, a moving documentary that premiered earlier this year and focuses on the Overdose Prevention Society – a supervised drug consumption site in Vancouver, Canada, that employs active and former drug users, and where Amy works as a manager. Amy & Colin tell us how they balance self-care with caring for their community, how OPS offers space for dignity, safety and creative expression for those they serve, and why lived experience among staff and advocates is so crucial in Harm Reduction.
Check out Love in the Time of Fentanyl on PBS at https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/documentaries/love-in-the-time-of-fentanyl/
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