The investments and reforms discussed here have long been championed by individuals who use drugs, are in recovery, or have lost loved ones to overdose. It is past time to elevate individuals advocating for bold action to positions of leadership.
Between open seats and challenges to incumbents, these are the Democratic primaries to keep an eye on.
What if we decided, collectively, to end the opioid/overdose crisis? What if we owned this goal and took the necessary action to realize it?
Beyond the lack of face-to-face opportunities, there’s also the fact that asking people for money seems a little tone-deaf right now.
Decriminalization of buprenorphine sends a clear message: choosing buprenorphine over heroin or fentanyl is a decision to be encouraged. We should empower people to keep themselves safe and to begin the journey to recovery.
Officials recognize that buprenorphine is a critical tool for reducing overdose-related deaths. But they're split on how far to expand access to a treatment drug that is an opioid itself.
If voters are to consider Milne a serious option come November, his campaign will have to put forth some policy positions or make some mention of Scott’s substantive legislative goals.