moms united and mandated to saving the lives of Drug Users
Because it could be anyone's child.
mumsDU is a coalition of Canadian mothers and fathers who have lost sons and daughters to overdose and other drug related harms. We openly share the experiences of our children’s drug related deaths with communities, policy makers and professionals across Canada in order to bring awareness to this crisis and affect much needed change.
On April 19-21, 2016 mumsDU members attended the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on World Drug Policy held in New York City.
There we were the Canadian voice demanding reform in international drug policies, in collaboration with our international partners.
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mumsDU advocates for drug policy reform that will keep drug users free from harm and that ensures ready access to effective and timely treatment.
mumsDU urgently calls for immediate access to Naloxone (Narcan), the opioid overdose reversal medication, for all first responders including the TRUE first responders: family and friends.
mumsDU appeals for a Good Samaritan legislation that takes the fear of arrest away from calling 911 when in the presence of an overdose.
mumsDU calls for all health and social care providers to use compassion and understanding when interacting with drug users and their families and supporters.
mumsDU supports initiatives for the continuing education of doctors who prescribe opioid medications.