Matt Ingrouille

Say Know Podcast

Matt Ingrouille

  • Episode 16 - The Harm Reduction Renegade, Ann Livingston

Episode 16 - The Harm Reduction Renegade, Ann Livingston

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Join host Matt Ingrouille as he speaks with Ann Livingston, Co-Founder of VANDU, about her experience in Vancouver's drug war and the harm reduction movement. Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.
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The Harm Reduction Renegade: Ann Livingston's Journey in Vancouver's Drug War

We need to understand that encouraging things are encouraging and discouraging things aren't, and heroin prescription programs are a lot cheaper than jail and hospital rooms.
In episode 16 of The Say Know Podcast, host Matt Ingrouille interviews Ann Livingston, Co-Founder of VANDU, about her experience in Vancouver's drug war and the harm reduction movement. Livingston details the work of VANDU and the importance of harm reduction strategies such as drug user support groups and peer support.
She also discusses the challenges in addiction treatment, including the limitations of methadone programs and the importance of heroin prescription programs as a cheaper alternative to jail and hospital rooms. Livingston emphasizes that addiction is a public health issue and highlights the role of organizations such as Moms Stop the Harm in advocating for policy change. She calls on listeners to think critically about addiction and encourages them to get involved in harm reduction efforts in their communities.
Listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com.