“Some days, Jess Tilley sits and talks with the parents of teens who’ve begun using heroin. On others, she lectures medical professionals on how to approach opioid users ― traveling to conferences to talk to colleagues about needle exchanges and drug-testing strips.
At 41, Tilley has two decades of experience working with people who use drugs ― and even more years as a drug user herself. Tilley is the founder of the New England User’s Union, a self-organized group of primarily opioid users working together to stay alive and fight the stigma of drug use, whether or not they’re trying to quit.”
Source: HuffingtonPost.co.uk – December 19, 2017