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FEATURING TRAVIS LUPICK – The opioid crisis in the US continues to claim lives as Pharmaceutical executives face public scrutiny about what they knew about the addictive nature of a certain class of prescription painkillers.

Now, a new book examines a bottom-up approach to tackling addiction that has great relevance for the opioid epidemic in the US. Award winning journalist Travis Lupick explores the history of a community in Vancouver, British Columbia where grassroots activists worked to create a safe space for themselves that transformed how they managed their addiction.

For information about Travis’ book tour visit www.fightingforspace.com.

Travis Lupick, an award-winning journalist based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He has more than a decade’s experience working as a staff reporter and editor for the Georgia Strait Newspaper. He received an award from the Canadian Association of Journalists for his coverage of Canada’s fentanyl crisis. His new book is called Fighting for Space: How a Group Of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle With Addiction.

**This segment was originally broadcast on May 30, 2018.

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