Photo collage of loved ones lost to substance use and overdose. (Photo courtesy Moms Stop The Harm)

Photo collage of loved ones lost to substance use and overdose. (Photo courtesy Moms Stop The Harm)

First Nations Health Authority offering substance use educational sessions for West Kootenay residents

Free session will take place via Zoom on Sept. 29

Submitted by the Castlegar Fentanyl Opioid Working Group

First Nations Health Authority Indigenous educators are offering a free virtual community education series called “Courageous Conversations” for the West Kootenay region.

If you want to learn more about the overdose crisis in British Columbia and about substance use, harm reduction, and reducing stigma, then this educational series is for you. This event is geared to local community members, service providers, and civic leaders who want to learn about reducing stigma, substance use, and harm reduction from an Indigenous lens.

This First Nations Health Authority event is a collaboration with ANKORS, the Castlegar Fentanyl Opioid Working Group, and the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society.

The next event will be held Sept. 29 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This is a free virtual event with no pre-registration needed. But there will be a 100-person limit.

The session is called “Teachings from People with Lived Experience about Drug Use.”

You can join the session through Zoom at us06web.zoom.us/j/85160424706pwd=N01sbk5lVnlUZ2NXWUxBVk5XNjJGUT09 (passcode: 808095).

For peers/people with lived and living experience of substance use, reach out to REDUN for support to attend at redun.bc@gmail.com

For support around substance use/harm reduction call ANKORS at 250-505-5506.

Or contact your doctor, a walk-in clinic, or call Mental Health and Substance Use at 310-MHSU (6478).

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