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Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

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Overdose Awareness Day & Harm Reduction

 

Purple, Green and Yellow - Munsch, Robert Hey, Kiddo: A Graphic Novel - Krosoczka, Jarrett J. My Brother Is Not A Monster: A Story of Addiction and Recovery - Varon, Lee S.

 

When is it?

  • Overdose awareness day is August 31

Read

NOT RECOMMENDED, but you’re going to come across this book: A kids book about Addiction
(content warning about outdated & over-simplified language, calling drug users ‘addicts,’ implying dependencies are the same as addiction, othering of drug users, implications that all drug users harm non-drug users).
This is NOT an #OwnVoices story.  Read this book if you want to unpack how popular media discusses addiction and others drug users, under a savior lens while also further stigmatizing drug users and people with substance dependencies.

Discuss

  • If you and your child are not drug users – unpack how children’s books at your local library center non-users and imply that a loved one’s chemical dependency is something they are doing to non-users.
    Ask kids: Why do you think #OwnVoices authors with chemical dependencies reluctant to disclose or write about their experience, how they are treated, and what real help would feel like?
  • The cost and barriers to healthcare in the US, the cost and access to street narcotics
    Ask kids: Why might someone experiencing a disability or illness be more vulnerable to developing a chemical dependency?
  • How the US criminalized drug use, and whether trying to punish or scare someone out of a chemical dependency could work.
    Ask kids: What kind of help could work better?
  • The movement for harm reduction & decriminalizing drug use.
    Ask kids: What can we do to help?
  • How American culture encourages silence & invisibility around chemical dependency, but still sensationalizes drug use by marginalized communities and overdoses.
    Ask kids: Who benefits from narrowing the story about WHO uses drugs and WHY?

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Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

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