Despite a shortened timeline, event organizers were happy with a recent exhibit's results.
On November 5 and 6, Strathcona County set up an exhibit at the community centre called Opioids Don’t Discriminate: An Interactive Experience. The display was suppose to be set up for the entire week, but due to multiple explosions in the parkade, the building was closed.
The stories, based on real-life experiences, address the stigmas and judgments about people who use opioids. It also works to strengthen empathy and understanding about substance use.
"We had nearly 500 people come through the exhibit including a number of school groups," said Bree Claude, director of Strathcona County Family and Community Services. "What we saw was that the exhibit had the ability to resonate with many different demographics."
Seeing early success, Claude hopes to see the exhibit set up once again in the new year.
"Our plan is to find another week to put the exhibit on."
From 2013 to near the end of 2017, there were 573 emergency room visits by Strathcona County residents for opioid use and other substance misuse.


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