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Katie Horneshaw
Writer/ Op Ed Columnist. Mental health/ harm reduction/ AOD/ prison reform. , , and
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Katie Horneshaw 6h
An excellent set of questions in response to a truly baffling statement from Premier Gladys. OF COURSE pill testing will save lives
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Katie Horneshaw 6h
Yep. It’s got nothing to do with caring about PWUD and everything to do with political optics.
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Katie Horneshaw 6h
Your taxes also subsidise thousands of other health products/services that you don’t directly use. What’s the difference between subsidising them and subsidising naloxone? Or are you opposed to your taxes going toward any health product/service?
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Brooke M Feldman, MSW 20h
The "why should Naloxone be free when I have to pay for my medicine?" rhetoric is a good example of how our society indoctrinates us into the illusion that needs must be pitted against one another. Health is a human right, whether it is access to Naloxone or access to insulin.
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
If Billy was from a rich white family and insulated from criminalisation he could easily support his meth use (or perhaps an expensive pharmaceutical amphetamine, in his case) AND a good job, SUV etc.
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
Yes! It’s so easy to just blame drugs for everything. governments especially looove to push this agenda b/c it releases them from blame for systematic oppression. “We’ll build the wall, the evil drugs will stop coming in and your communities will all be cured!”
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
Replying to @SwolleSpirit @volc8o
Problems will still be there. It’s so dangerous to imagine that life will be perfect without drugs. (Ppl do it with other things too- my boyfriend, my shit job etc) As Karen said, it removes agency and relies on ridding something from your life
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
Replying to @SwolleSpirit @volc8o
“I want the old me back”. I’ve always hated that type of language because you’re not actually talking about the old you, you’re talking about a ‘perfect’ imagined version of yourself that you will never be. Even if you do get off the drugs, you’ll only be disappointed b/c your..
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
This is obviously a generalisation, but in my experience I find that parents/ families/ siblings tend to not want to think of their loved-one enjoying and wanting drugs.
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
Would do their jobs, the child could be restored to their non- tainted selves
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
Exactly. Parents tend to totally misunderstand the reasons their adult children use drugs. The only way they can live with the reality is to blame the drugs and remove agency from the child. The child is simply “caught up” in a bad thing and if the gov/treatment agencies etc..
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
Replying to @SwolleSpirit @volc8o
The longed-for pure version of the child is inherently childlike and will never actually be obtained
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
Replying to @SwolleSpirit @volc8o
Yep. The point about infantilising drug users really hit home. I think that for parents in particular, they tend to imagine that their drug-using child is ‘tainted’ and that, if only the drugs were removed from the picture, they’d be restored to their ‘pure’ selves...
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Allison B. Barker 💪👻 Dec 5
New article (& collage!) on the infantalization of & people who use drugs: 👶💉 Big thanks to the folks at the who encouraged me to hate-watch & helped with all the editing.
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
Replying to @SwolleSpirit @volc8o
Great article, by the way
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
Replying to @SwolleSpirit @volc8o
I felt the same way about the portrayal of Nic when I read the book. I can’t help but wonder how all the publicity from the movie is affecting Nic. He seemed always to have an uneasy relationship with the spotlight.
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AOD Media Watch Dec 5
Incredible work by in which they are working with Netflix to ensure content does not have iatrogenic effects on . Hopefully this will extend to and other
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
Thank you!
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
Yep. Very easy to scapegoat what we don’t understand!
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Katie Horneshaw Dec 5
There’s really no point in even having a parody account anymore- nothing could be more ridiculous than what the man himself tweets. It’s frightening- he seems to actually be losing his mind.
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