“Opioids Don’t Discriminate” exhibit open in downtown Lethbridge
Mayor Chris Spearman speaking Friday at the opening of the two-day exhibit. Photo credit to MyLethbridgeNow.com (Pat Siedlecki)
A two-day interactive exhibit focusing on the opioid crisis has opened at the new Park n’ Ride Regional Transit Terminal downtown.
The free exhibit is called “Opioids Don’t Discriminate”.
Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman spoke at the opening and says we need to address this drug crisis as a community together and be open to evidence-based solutions.
“What we have to do is stop blaming each other,” says Spearman. “We have to stop accusing others of being the source of the problem. We have to reach out and work together and advocate together on solutions for the City of Lethbridge.”
Spearman says this exhibit shows how the opioid crisis impacts many people from many different backgrounds. “This is really brings the message home about how families are really being affected. The the theme of this is that it’s happening across all economic sectors and families everywhere are impacted by the drug crisis.”
The exhibit runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday (Nov. 22) and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday (Nov. 23). It’s located on the second floor at the transit terminal.
People attending can journey through stories of three people and what brought them to the point of suffering from addiction.