After surviving a series of personal tragedies and an addiction to opiates, Sean LeBlanc founded DUAL (Drug Users Advocacy League) to actively promote the human rights of people who consume drugs and is an example of the essential need to empower those with lived experience. DUAL is based in Ottawa where Sean is also the co-principal investigator of the largest community cohort study in Ontario, called PROUD (Participatory Research in Ottawa Understanding Drugs). PROUD interviewed over 850 drug consumers and provided HIV testing for over 575 people! Sean is a Maritimer, a lover of Punk Rock, dancing badly, literature, & the Red Sox. He likes spending time with his lady friend & watching classic films. His favorite thing is helping drug consumers find happiness & good health!
Birth of DUALA personal story of trauma and recovery, and advocacy... Watch here: https://youtu.be/rlFeMlIN-yI