Isolation Keeps Drug Users From Seeking Medical Care
Cape Bretoners need to become more compassionate if a genuine effort
to help drug users rejoin society and become healthy again is going
to take place, says a sociologist who has been studying the impact
that drug use has on people's lives.
With about one drug overdose daily and 600,000 needles being
distributed to intravenous drug users every year, there's no denying
that a drug culture exists in Cape Breton. And people can die from
drug use. But according to sociologist Margaret Dechman, there's
something even more sinister happening, with drug users becoming
isolated into not seeking health care when they need it.
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