Local initiative aims to reduce drug use in Alberta

  By Justin Sibbet Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 29/05/2024 17:57 As “tranqs”, fentanyl and other drugs continue to end lives in the Lethbridge area, some residents are fighting back. Alvin Mills is certainly no stranger to the battle with narcotics, but he says the fight has evolved into a problem beyond that of his worst nightmares. “Anyone who is doing (“tranqs”), they’re actually playing Russian Roulette, taking chances on doing the drugs,” said Mills. To bring visibility to this often shadow-lurking enemy, Mills hosted a community get-together at Galt Gardens on Wednesday. “The purpose of the event is to shed more awareness on the opioid crisis that has hit us here in southern Alberta,” said Mills. The event included live music and food for those who may have not been able…

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