Sunday, July 18, 2021
Coming out about illicit drug use: ‘The hush-hush attitude has to end’
A campaign to decriminalise illicit drugs is asking people to speak up about their recreational use as a way to de-stigmatise and change the conversation
Nat Golomb hesitated before participating in a new campaign encouraging young professionals to speak openly about their illicit recreational drug use.
“I still struggle with it, thinking through the potential ramifications” the 28-year-old says. “I ask myself if it’s smart. But nothing happens without people agitating for change. By not speaking up, I contribute to the wall of silence harming people.”
Being a lawyer isn’t just about upholding the existing laws – it’s about fighting for better ones
The biggest harm we see at Smart Recovery is alcohol, and that’s legal