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Shadows film festival to screen documentary: Love in the Time of Fentanyl, followed by a panel discussion

Thu, Feb 16, 2023

In Algoma and across northern Ontario, the worsening opioid crisis remains a top concern.  Algoma Public Health (APH) continues to work with partners across multiple sectors to address opioid-related harms; through treatment and harm reduction approaches, as well as prevention and community safety initiatives. In addition, community dialogue is very important. The opportunity to share personal narratives of hardship and success, speak about community developments, and spread messages of hope can help Algoma stay strong, together.

Shadows of the Mind Film Festival will screen the documentary Love in the Time of Fentanyl on Saturday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m.

Following the screening, APH will facilitate a panel discussion. The panel will include participation from people with lived experience, and service providers across the spectrum of treatment and harm reduction services, including an addiction medicine physician, Save Our Young Adults (SOYA), Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), and Sault Area Hospital (SAH).

There is no cost to attend. Donations are accepted. Please note that this film contains graphic images of injection drug use and drug overdose.