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GINTA – Stories of addiction – staying connected can help us turn the tide

I HAD BEEN at the Old Courthouse for many art exhibits and for a wedding once too. There is an air of sobriety that attaches itself to you as soon as you step inside, no matter the event: the dark wood panels and large windows, the old staircase that creaks softly as you make your way up, the echoes of people’s voices.

Last Thursday evening, as I honoured an invitation to an event called EXPOSED: A Photo Voice Project Gala, organized by Addiction Matters Kamloops (AMK) Coalition, the tone was somber than ever. The sea of people who filled the upstairs room was a welcoming sight though. It is a good thing when the community cares to gather in support.

Then, there were the photos and stories. To call them heartbreaking would be an understatement.

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Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at daniela.ginta@gmail.com, or through her blog at http://www.danielaginta.com.

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