Zoe Dodd is an authority on the opioid crisis. Not by academic decree, but by virtue of her presence on the front lines. Dodd works at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre in Toronto, and she's deeply involved in harm reduction and overdose prevention.
Dodd is so deeply involved that she has had to pull back at times for her own health and well-being; the crisis has claimed friends and acquaintances.
"We live in a society that hates people who use drugs; we live in a society that doesn't see people who use drugs as valuable and blames them for what's happening."- Zoe Dodd
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"I want people to think about the people they're talking about. You know; call someone by their name. We just need to think about how we speak about people. That's why I often will just say the word 'people', constantly! Because I'm like, 'we're talking about people! We're talking about people.'"- Zoe Dodd