Making the Difference: On the frontlines of the addiction and opioid crisis in Saskatchewan

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Source

"Addictions" YouTube playlist page:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhn3oDV7X99FPkS7EOezq-Cmkw7_c7GgP

"Addictions" YouTube video playlist:


"Canadian Addictions Crisis" YouTube playlist page:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhn3oDV7X99GJe6V_GR8LVWOxCjv98VSv

Campaign site
(defunct):
https://makingthedifference.ca/addiction-and-crisis

Description

A short documentary that was later cut and used as pre-roll advertisements that played on social media and at hospitals, this Saskatchewan-based campaign aimed to raise awareness about the ongoing drug addictions crisis, highlighting that Saskatchewan had higher rates of overdose than any other province. Each clip has a grim, urgent tone and features insight from service providers and parents, complemented by quick statistics on addiction across Canada. In every video's closing, an invitation is extended to viewers to visit the (now defunct) campaign webpage to learn more about the addictions crisis. (Note: the linked YouTube playlists had been renamed.)

Two YouTube playlists are linked in this entry:  the  Addictions playlist and the Canadian Addictions Crisis playlist. The Addictions playlist includes both longer-form clips from the documentary and short pre-roll clips, whereas the Canadian Addictions Crisis playlist includes only the latter.

Date

2019-04-01

Language

Audience

Coverage

Duration

0:15

Location

Transcription

Addictions Crisis Video:

Time Code

Speaker

Audio

00:00:00

Megan

My name is Megan, I’m 25 years old, and I’ve overdosed three times.

00:01:47

Megan

I grew up in a- in a really good- a really good family. We were always close.

00:01:54

Sherry

(Megan’s Mother)

Megan was the… perfect child. [laughs] Really good friends, loved sports, she was every parent’s dream, I’m sure, every parent’s.

00:02:05

Megan

When I got into the drugs, there was just no stopping.

00:02:35

Megan

It can control you. It controlled me. The last thing, basically, that I remember is I was standing in the kitchen. I took the one pill, and I took the other pill, then when they collided in my system, it basically tranquilized me.

Citation

Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN), “Making the Difference: On the frontlines of the addiction and opioid crisis in Saskatchewan,” Anti-Stigma Archive, accessed November 27, 2022, http://antistigma.info/items/show/123.