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SANSU Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on June 27 2016

July 18, 2016 Leave a comment

A meeting of SANSU – Surrey Area Network of Substance Users welcomed new members, shared stories and discussed the concerns of substance users – Fentanyl, W-18, By- Law  and homelessness in the neighbourhood.

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SANSU Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on May 2 2016

May 15, 2016 Leave a comment

A meeting of SANSU – Surrey Area Network of Substance Users welcomed new members, shared stories and discussed the concerns of substance users in the neighbourhood.

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SANSU – Surrey Area Network of Substance Users do Harm Reduction in Langley on Mar 26 2016

April 27, 2016 Leave a comment

On Easter weekend, SANSU – Surrey Area Network of Substance Users go out to Langley and do Harm Reduction.

SANSU – Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on Feb 29, 2016

March 6, 2016 Leave a comment

A Leap Day’s meeting of SANSU – Surrey Area Network of Substance Users welcomed new members, elected an Executive Committee and discussed the concerns of a Winter Shelter in the neighbourhood.

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SANSU -Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on Feb 2, 2015

February 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Second meeting of SANSU – Surrey Area Network of Substance Users welcomed new members and discussed the concerns of recent activities in the neighbourhood.

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SANSU -Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on Jan 5, 2015

January 6, 2015 Leave a comment

First meeting of SANSU – Surrey Area Network of Substance Users  marked the beginning of an exciting start to a brand new year.

Agenda:

Introductions

Inline Filter System to aid inhalation users as harm reduction

Andrew Longhurst – SFU student researcher

Tent City

Education series with Mark Haden

How do we co-exist in our community with others?

Moment of Silence

 

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What SANSU is trying to engage on many fronts;

  Personal health

 Social housing

 Abstinence based recovery

 Harm Reduction

 Work with community stakeholders-reduce crime, reduce litter, and reduce or eliminate used needles

 Bring a holistic approach to social change within a systemic problem

 Engage human life

 Nurture transitional life changes

 Bring resource awareness

Dr. Peter Ferentzy, PhD Crackhead speaks on Ending Drug Prohibition and Emancipating the Addict – the Last Frontier in a Struggle for Enlightenment in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

January 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Peter Ferentzy holds a Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought from York University. His dissertation is a historical sociology of the origins and recent development of the modern concept of addiction with an emphasis on how it has interacted with ideas about mental illness and compulsions in general.

Dr. Ferentzy has studied and written extensively on Gamblers Anonymous, as well as other issues related to pathological gambling. His two most recently completed studies involve: 1.  The history of ideas related to addiction with an emphasis on problem gambling wherein special attention is paid to the role of metaphoric conceptualization in the construction of scientific discourse; 2.  A street level, ethnographic study of gambling patterns among crack users in downtown Toronto. 

Peter Ferentzy is a recovering drunk and a recovering crackhead. He knows this topic from the gutter right up to the halls of academe. After losing two friends to overdose, and seeing clearly that in each case the governing approach to addiction was the cause, Peter wrote Dealing with Addiction — Why the 20th Century was Wrong. Peter wants to change things, and is arrogant enough to believe that he can.

Please see more at Peter’s website and book

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