Volunteers to launch overdose prevention site in Cobourg to support users, says organizer

Tweak Easy Peterborough

This is an overdose prevention site in Peterborough. Cobourg organizers hope to model their efforts after this initiative. The project is called Tweak Easy.

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In the act of defiance, a group of activists and community volunteers are setting up an overdose prevention site in Cobourg. It will consist of two tents. Starting March 24, it will be in a place where addicts can take illegal drugs that will be safe and support them, say organizers.

At first, it is shocking to learn this is taking place. Yet, Missy McLean, one of the organizers, says this is an act of resistance. The interview challenges how we think about the people who use narcotics and the solutions needed. It challenges politicians, police, and bureaucrats, as well as everyone in the community, to wrestle with Northumberland County’s crisis. You will definitely want to listen if you have any thoughts about this.

Originally aired: March 17, 2023

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