Despite being unable to gather in person, the Association of Participating Service Users – a service of the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre – is determined to meaningfully honour Overdose Awareness Day.
As part of this effort, we are producing a podcast tribute to friends and loved ones lost to overdose, and hope that some of you will be willing to take part in a brief recorded telephone call to answer the following two questions:
1. Describe the person you lost and their relationship to you
2. Tell us something you would like people to know about them
Both questions can be answered any way you like. You may have a story to tell about the person, or a feeling for what they would have been doing now. You may not have anything remarkable or original to say, but just want to give a simple remembrance. Your participation is what counts.
The only thing we ask is to focus on the person rather than their drug use. We want to give a sense of the human experience that numbers and policy arguments fail to express.
In order to take part, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a weekday and time when you can talk on the phone for around 5 minutes or less. We’ll confirm by email and then give you a call when it was requested.
You will not be asked to provide any identifying details beyond what you choose to say about yourself or the person you’re commemorating. You’ll be one of many, and the recordings will only be used for this project.
Check out regular episodes of the podcast, ‘Straight From the Source, wherever you usually get your podcasts, or at https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/straight-from-the-source-apsu-podcast/