Interview with Sue Purchase and Rae Eden Frank

Title

Interview with Sue Purchase and Rae Eden Frank

Description

Topics discussed include departing from twelve-step treatment model; individual treatment approach; offering services; treating people with dignity and respect; injection drug use in the Twin Cities in 1990s; the problem changing after white people become affected; destigmatization of drug users; harm reduction as a new concept and methodology in the United States in the 1990s; drug use education for drug users; grass-roots harm reduction; empowering drug users; Minnesota AIDS Project; narcan distribution; Harm Reduction Summit organized by White Earth Harm Reduction Coalition; Patt Denning’s Over the Influence; Women With a Point; needle exchange; Steve’s Law, and equipping first responders with naloxone; prevalence of fentanyl and carfentanil and its link to overdose; assumptions of drug user identities and characteristics; drug-chic, making drug addiction fashionable in consumer culture; home delivery needle exchange; competitive funding atmosphere in Minnesota.

Creator

Purchase, Sue and Rae Eden Frank

Date

May 6, 2017

Contributor

Purchase, Sue and Rae Eden Frank

Format

Audio, Transcript

Language

English

Type

Oral History Interview

Interviewer

Sullivan, Amy

Interviewee

Purchase, Sue and Frank, Rae Eden

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Duration

68 minutes

Files

Collection

Citation

Purchase, Sue and Rae Eden Frank, “Interview with Sue Purchase and Rae Eden Frank,” Women With A Point! and Access Works!, accessed July 2, 2022, http://amycsullivan.net/wap/items/show/85.