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Learn About Opioids

Opioids are psychoactive (mind-altering) drugs that alter our perceptions of pain and slow down our breathing, heart rate, thoughts and actions. They are called opioids because they either are derived from the opium poppy or produced from chemicals to provide or intensify the effects of natural opium. There are many different opioids, including morphine, heroin and codeine (e.g., Tylenol 3).

heART space

In October 2017, heART space, an art show and healing space, gave youth and others in Victoria a place to grieve, heal, and celebrate the lives of those who have died of an overdose. heART space displayed art created by people living on the streets who died of an overdose and art created to memorialize loved ones, and community members offered healing sessions like art therapy and hand drumming in the space. Marion shares the incredible impact that can happen when you create space for expression and conversation to help a community grieve.

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