YYCSHAPERS Healthy Cities Lead Sajjad talks about addictions and mental health.
An alarming number of Albertans suffer from drug addiction, especially in the trades, transport and equipment operator occupations. Majority of these people have been prescribed with Opioids as part of their pain management plan. However, after completing their doses, they’ve become dependant on Opioids. This shows that there is a major flaw in our healthcare system and now more than ever, we need to invest in research on pain management, and programs that assist those suffering from addiction. This year, the Global Shapers Healthy Cities team will lead a project that aims at creating understanding and empathy towards those suffering from addiction.