The Pivot Blog

The RCMP could be playing a role in the prevalence of fatal overdoses by arresting people at the scene of 911 calls.
Permanent housing is the best solution, but tent cities afford vulnerable people safety and community they don't get when living on the streets alone
Statistics point to a systemic problem linked to bias and racism
The recent Metro Vancouver Homeless Count points to a growing problem across BC, especially in Vancouver and Surrey
The recent Metro Vancouver Homeless Count points to a growing problem across BC, especially in Vancouver and Surrey
Evidence and research must guide drug policy. Both firmly support Heroin Assisted Therapy
A drug policy that criminalizes drug use is costing lives across BC. December was the deadliest month in a decade when it came to overdose deaths. Medical experts and former politicians say decriminalization is the answer.
A drug policy that criminalizes drug use is costing lives across BC. December was the deadliest month in a decade when it came to overdose deaths. Medical experts and former politicians say decriminalization is the answer.
A drug policy that criminalizes drug use is costing lives across BC. December was the deadliest month in a decade when it came to overdose deaths. Medical experts and former politicians say decriminalization is the answer.
Pivot Legal Society headlines, in the news in 2018
Learn how we helped save North America's first prescription heroin program with the aid of a courageous community who rallied around this life-saving service.
A heartfelt story from a mother whose son may have been alive today if clean heroin had been available as part of Heroin Assisted Therapy (HAT). Lindsey was using heroin at the age of 15. The family was told there was a six to nine month waiting list for help.
It's controversial but it works. Heroin is legal for treating addiction in Switzerland, Denmark, Germany and the UK. The evidence shows Heroin Assisted Treatment (HAT) works, and can also reduce crime and human suffering. "It benefits everybody."
Prescribing clean heroin helped turn Dave Murray's life around for the better. Learn how.
The system failed Bobbie O'Shea, and a court awarded her $10,000 for the injustice. Learn her story