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Sep 14, 2023
Speakers from British Columbia, Australia and Hawaii shared their harm reduction goals
A plenary session on “Overcoming the Toxic Drug Crisis” at Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) provided a diverse range of perspectives from around the world on this difficult topic.
The session included Dr. Nel Wieman, Acting Chief Medical Officer at the First Nations Health Authority; Dr. Adrienne Dillard with the Papa Ola Lōkahi and Hawaiʻi Health and Harm Reduction Center; and Dr. Scott Wilson, Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (South Australia).
Each speaker had differing harm reduction approaches to the toxic drug crisis, as represented by the needs of the Indigenous peoples they represent in their countries.