Team Fine Line – Destigmatizing Addiction

stigma-addiction-272x182.jpgCommunity Partner: Reynolds Secondary School

This team learned that 47,000 Canadian deaths are linked to substance misuse annually and that for every $5 spent on drug rehabilitation, $95 is spent on incarcerating people who misuse drugs. 60% of people who misuse drugs are between the ages of 15 and 24. The team’s project was to produce a video to tell their stories. The students and teacher at Reynolds Secondary School helped to conduct the interviews. The video will be shown to individual classes at Reynolds Secondary and possibly to the entire student body. They will also reach a broader audience by posting their video to YouTube and other social media outlets.