Opioids Don't Discriminate
Opioids Don’t Discriminate is an interactive exhibit showing the different realities of people who suffer through opioids addiction, as well as the path that led them to their choices, a path that can be easily identifiable with residents of Central Alberta.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT
The event will immerse participants in the journeys of fictional characters, Natasha, David and Max, based on the real-life experiences of people affected by opioid use. Each journey is unique and will address pervasive stigmas and judgments about people who use opioids while strengthening empathy and understanding about substance use. Through interactive elements, participants will learn about the science of addiction, the impact of opioids and how the crisis is affecting us.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY
Participants who visited the exhibit in Strathcona expressed their gratitude at the realistic nature of the different stories. Younger people connect especially with the story of Max, a teenager addicted to opioids. Educators appreciated having an experiential event where they can bring learnings already done at school to a deeper meaning.
WHO IS BEHIND THIS
The exhibit in Red Deer is funded by Alberta Government and brought you by Turning Point and organized by Non-Profit Today in Red Deer.