NAOMI Research Survivors: Experiences and Recommendations

CGSM followers will be interested in this upcoming panel presentation, Tuesday, November 8th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at SFU Woodward’s Campus 149 West Hastings, 2nd floor.

Panel presenters:
Chair:
Donald MacPherson, Director of Canadian Drug Policy Coalition
Panel: Dave Murray, founder of NPA; Dianne Tobin, Vice-President of VANDU and member of NPA BC Association of People on Methadone; Susan Boyd, Professor, University of Victoria, drug policy researcher and CGSM co-investigator

In January 2011, Dave Murray organized a group of participants from the NAOMI heroin assisted treatment research study in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The NAOMI Patients Association (NPA) meets every Saturday at Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU). Shortly after NPA began to meet, they decided to work towards conducting their own research about their experiences as NAOMI research subjects. They were particularly interested in recording their experiences during and following NAOMI and making recommendations for future heroin and drug substitution research experiments and programs. Being the only contemporary “research participants” in North America to receive heroin maintenance, they believe that they have unique knowledge about the NAOMI project and its impact on their lives. Their recommendations for future projects and programs are drawn from their lived experiences. The panel presentation draws from their focus groups and NPA meetings.


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