Problems with Medicalized Safer Supply: In Conversation with Eris Nyx, Jeremy Kalicum, and Garth Mullins

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Garth Mullins (Host and Executive Producer of Crackdown Podcast), will moderate a discussion session with Eris Nyx and Jeremy Kalicum, co-founders of the Drug User Liberation Front (DULF).

DULF logoThe conversation will cover some of the following questions:

  • How and in what ways are medicalized safer supply programs inherently oppressive?
  • What are the limitations and problems associated with medicalized safer supply?
  • How can we make drugs accessible to people who aren’t wired via compassion clubs?
  • How can non-medicalized models scale up to reach hundreds of thousands of drug users?
  • What are barriers to starting and sustaining compassion club models?

A moderated Q & A session will follow the conversation. Audience members are welcome to submit their questions in the Q & A box.

This is a public event. Closed captioning and French written transcription will be provided.

About our Speakers and Moderator

Jeremy KalicumJeremy Kalicum is a community-based activist and co-organizer of the Drug User Liberation Front. As a current public health student and researcher Jeremy specializes in public policy as it relates to substance use.

Previously, Jeremy has worked as an FTIR drug checking technician in Vancouver’s DTES and as a Director of BC’s Provincial Drug User Network.

Currently, with the Drug User Liberation Front Jeremy is using direct action and civil disobedience to push for community-controlled access to a safe supply of drugs.



Eris NyxEris Nyx is a queer multidisciplinary artist and community organizer living on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish people.

Currently working with the Drug User Liberation Front, the Downtown Eastside SRO-Collaborative, and the Black Lab Arts Society, Nyx advocates for police and prison abolition; new models of antipsychiatry to replace the current regime of psychiatric theory and practice; ending the war on drugs, and fighting against the intersectional harms wrought by colonization, capitalism, and other systems of oppression.





Garth MullinsGarth Mullins is an activist, writer, broadcaster and musician An award-winning documentarian and longtime community organizer, Garth has been an opioid user for years, injecting heroin daily all the way through the last overdose crisis, and is now on methadone. He is the host and executive producer of the podcast CRACKDOWN.








The NSS-CoP is co-hosting this event with the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (CAPUD).



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