The Rise of Fentanyl is No Accident, and It’s Not Going Away

Doug Russell, a RAMS Peer Counselor, has written and published a powerful article on The San Francisco Standard titled “The Rise of Fentanyl Is No Accident, and It’s Not Going Away.” It is an honest perspective on how Fentanyl came to be a street drug and the danger it presents as it becomes the new normal for many drug users. To check out the article, click here.

Doug Russell is a RAMS Peer Counselor who is working within the DPH Street Medicine Team based out of 50 Ivy. As part of his own journey in recovery, Doug became passionate about low-threshold services for folks after working with the homeless population as a counselor at the 6th Street Harm Reduction Clinic. He is in the process of developing groups to broaden the support available for the fentanyl-using population of San Francisco and a slam poetry process group that hopefully will bring Narrative Therapy to an open mic platform. In his spare time, he is often seen either in full drag or barely covered as a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence and scoping out available walls for his Public Art project: Queer Artists for Queer Spaces.