A picture can say a thousand words


You hear stories of drug problems on the rise in the Sault, but how would you like to come home to this at your front door.

Well this is what I came home to today.

A picture can say a thousand things. It can also evoke just as many.

What do you do? Who do you call? Is there anyone that takes care of discarded needles in this city?

“In all reality I hear of five overdoses a week,” Desiree Beck, Chair of the Sault Ste. Marie and Area Drug Strategy Committee said this past December. “Over the past three weeks I personally know of six people who have died from overdose. The unfortunate thing is that this is not a spike.”

Only a month ago The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service partnered with The Sault Ste. Marie and Area Drug Strategy and The Machine Shop to host a Town Hall event designed to raise awareness and answer questions about illicit drug use in our community.

Where do we stand? Is there any solution or is that naive to think that way?

What are your thoughts?


  1. The solution to our current overdose epidemic is Narcan! Unfortunately most addicts don’t know you can now get it for free at any pharmacy. A shot of Narcan can save an overdose victim from dying at 19 or 22 …or 62! And it will do no harm if they take it and don’t need it. If you know an addict, get yourself some Narcan, it might save your friends life one day.

  2. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for this article. These folks caught up in the use of drugs are really important to me, and to their families whether they believe that or not.

    I’d really appreciate seeing and participating in things that best help these valuable people help themselves to truly know the boredom, excitement, sorrow, and joys of being fully alive without the crutch of drugs.


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