“I would very much like to connect with workers or family members who have experienced this firsthand and/or have insight to share. Ultimately, we intend to push for positive changes.
First, I need to figure out/illustrate how and if the push to get people back to work contributes to addictions, how people on painkillers risk getting re-injured on the job, and how and if painkillers may be used as a substitute/bandaid, instead of covering other treatments people need (as well as anything else I can learn about this).
If you are willing to help, much appreciated. Here is some info about me:
You can reach me (confidentially) at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-631-6628. Many thanks!”
Investigative Reporter, Globe and Mail