Great mini-documentary on opioid use and racial disparities in Hartford, Connecticut.
Listen to Julissa’s story.
My view’s on the opioid epidemic and people who use drugs has changed dramatically in the over twenty-five years I have been a paramedic in Hartford. Only by listening to my patient’s stories, patient’s like Julissa did I come to understand them and to see the world through their eyes. Harm reduction works because it accepts people for who they are and recognizes the paths they have traveled. Harm reduction is there to help.
I agree with Julissa when she says, “We all have to learn how to love each another. We have to learn how to wake up and be grateful each day.”