My Husband Invented Naloxone, My Son Died of Overdose. Oregon Gives Me Hope.

By Joy Fishman

“The victory in Oregon gives me so much hope. It’s about getting thousands out of people out of jail and saving lives. It is about re-humanizing people who use drugs and treating people with compassion, offering them a helping hand instead of handcuffs. It is a victory for us all because it rejects the idea that those who use drugs are criminals who must be incarcerated to get help.”

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