Moose Jaw’s crystal meth strategy committee has several activities planned during Crystal Meth Awareness Week from June 6 to 12, including the premiere of a locally filmed documentary.
“Moose Jaw and area has seen an increase in the use of crystal methamphetamine over the past six years. Consequently, there are serious impacts to the individual and their families, and also to the health, social service and legal systems as well as the community at large,” said Mary Lee Booth, prevention and awareness campaign co-ordinator.
The committee is teaming up with the Moose Jaw Public Library to offer presentations about the dangers of crystal meth at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, June 7 via Zoom. Booth will speak about the crisis, some facts about the drug, how residents can help, and where people can access supports.
Visit www.moosejawlibrary.ca/adult-programs-1 for program links.
A presentation entitled “Spread the word on meth” will be offered in partnership with Square One Community Inc. on Tuesday, June 8 at 11:45 a.m. Meagan Jasper, who has experience with crystal meth, will also tell her story during the meeting.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 306-630-6121.
The crystal meth committee is also teaming up with Holy Trinity Catholic School Division to offer a similar presentation on Thursday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m.
The highlight of Crystal Meth Awareness Week is the video premiere of “Stop Mething Around” on Tuesday, June 9 at 7 p.m. on Shaw Spotlight (Channel 10/105 in Moose Jaw) and the Shaw Community Link’s YouTube page.
The 71-minute, locally filmed documentary features stories from the front line of the crystal meth crisis in Moose Jaw, including perspectives from health professionals, police, paramedics, and those with experiences of addiction and recovery. The trailer for the doc can be found here.
The video will also be available for viewing on-demand following the premiere.
The Moose Jaw Crystal Meth Strategy Committee will host a Q&A event with the documentary speakers this fall on the committee’s Facebook page. Residents can find updates and reminders for all events on that page.
For more information, email Mary Lee Booth at email@example.com.