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Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2L4 (Google Map)
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Wellington, Dufferin & Guelph Area

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Guelph, Ontario N1H 8N9 (Google Map)
Telephone: 877-351-9857
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News

Eyes Wide Open (Video).

Eyes Wide Open recalls the experiences of people affected by an accidental opioid overdose and the emergency medicine naloxone. Based on true stories from 2 Canadian cities, this short documentary offers a window into the moment between life and death—and highlights the need for expanding overdose prevention.

Canada has the highest per-capita opioid consumption in the world. Naloxone, an emergency medication that reverses an opioid overdose, is not widely distributed. The mother of a young man who died from an overdose suggests that bias, discrimination and demeaning attitudes toward persons with addictions may be a reason. Joe Cunningham adds, “We are the first responders, before ambulance, before the police, before anybody. We can save each other”.

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