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DUAL (Drug User Advocacy League) of Ottawa was founded in the summer of 2010.  DUAL’s members are active and former users and their allies.  Visit the About section to learn more about DUAL.

This website is a comprehensive resource for DUAL members and the Ottawa community.  From here, you can contact DUAL’s Chairperson, Sean LeBlanc, learn about how to join DUAL, check out the resources and efforts of the DUAL working groups and donate.  DUAL members can also access the private members-only page for announcements and community.

If you would like to contact DUAL, visit the Contact page.

Memorial Day

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  • Drugs Users Memorial Day has become an important and special day by providing the opportunity to come together in remembrance and celebration of those who lost their lives. Too often, drug related deaths are not properly grieved due to social stigma.
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    This year, the Memorial in Ottawa will take place on July 21at 10am in Cathcart Park.

WRITE FOR $-L’Injecteur!

Hello fellow drug user groups,

I’m taking this opportunity to reiterate my invitation for Inhalation and Injection drug users (IIDUs) across the country to submit creative work for possible publication in L’Injecteurmagazine. Note that we publish works in both French and English. Feel free to peruse back issues of our  publication BY and FOR IIDUs at the following address, at your convenience, for better insight into out content:

http://linjecteur.ca/journaux_linjecteur.htm

Each issue has from one to four texts in English but our goal is for increased English content moving forward!

​Every issue has its own theme. For the next issue coming out Fall of 2015 the theme is: Youth. The deadline for contributions is July 20th. Submissions are accepted by regular mail at

1495, ave. Bennett

Montréal, Québec

H1V 2S5

or by email at linjecteur.udi@gmail.com

Note that submissions can be on any topic of interest to our readership. Because of the low rate of English texts submitted, English content or theme-related content does have a slightly better chance of being published.

All published content is paid for when the magazine comes out, according to the following rates.

Photograph….15$

Interview(for interviewee)….25$

Comic strip (full page)….65$

Poem:….20$

Article (200 to 500 words MAX)….35$

Article(200-500 words) by more than one writer….65$

Drawing (any size)….35$

Cover….125$

Notice that for the cover the procedure is a bit different. An artist can submit examples of his work and a contract is made with a chosen artist. He then submits 3 to 4 examples as proposals. The L’Injecteur team then chooses the preferred proposal and the artist goes ahead with the final artwork within the given parameters.

Feel free to print and post the ad included or create your own.

Please advertise to as many IIDUs as possible!

I am available to anyone who wants more info.

Looking forward to reading all of you!

BAD DOPE IN OTTAWA

Ottawa Police Investigate Bad Drugs Downtown

(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service and Ottawa Ambulance Service responded to the area of George Street the city’s downtown area at approximately 8pm tonight. At that time, five victims were reported to have suffered serious medical complications from ingesting a drug being sold as crack cocaine. Unidentified chemicals have been reportedly added to the drug and are causing major medical complications.

The Ottawa Police Service currently have six related reported cases. One male is in custody, however it is believed that other suspects may still be distributing the drug.  The investigation is ongoing and will include the analysis of the drug to determine its contents.

“This clearly shows that ingesting illegal drugs poses a huge risk,” said Acting Duty Inspector Mark Patterson.

Anyone believing themselves to be at risk from ingesting this substance, including experiencing problems breathing, should call 911 immediately.

THANKS, eh!

We want to sincerely thank the Shepherds of Good Hope for their continued support of our Friday drop in!  Your food donations are very appreciated, and extremely helpful.  We had over 1600 orders of our famous French Toast in 2014 alone, and continue to offer services like Nalaxone distribution and nursing services  et al  with Ottawa Public Health, smoking cessation via CMHA and peer honorarium through Oasis @ SHCHC. Our partners are a big reason for our success, and we consider you to be a huge part of that.

Thank you SO very much.

Sean LeBlanc

CSCS Meet!

CSCS (Campaign for Safer Consumption Sites) next meet; Our next meeting is at Somerset West Community Health Centre (55 Eccles St) on Sunday June 7th at 2pm. Ring the doorbell at the Eccles St entrance if the door is unlocked. You can take the elevator on the right to the meeting room on the 3rd floor.

Occurs same time, monthly!