Eileen deVilla takes on Toronto’s opioid crisis

That’s Eileen on the left, and Toronto Board of Health Chair Joe Mihevc on the right.

Next to my sister Eileen, I’m a bit of a slacker. Case in point: her work as Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health in addressing the opioid crisis. Her approach is a sensible one: treat drug addiction and use as a health issue rather than a criminal one.

If you’s like to know more about what she’s doing to address the crisis, this interview on CBC Radio is a great start (it’s 8 minutes, 37 seconds long). She’s doing a fantastic job of what I consider to be the family tradition of taking complex subjects and explaining them well to a lay audience.

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