Words like addict, junkie and drug abuser should be replaced with more respectful terms that do not stigmatize and isolate people struggling with substance disorders, says the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. To Read More, Click Here
The 43-page booklet, titled Patients Helping Patients Understand Opioid-Substitution Therapy, was co-ordinated by the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C and funded by the provincial Health Ministry. It is scheduled for release next week but is available on the centre’s website.
This study doesn’t show how researchers can help people afflicted by addiction right now, it does reaffirm the thinking that addiction is more complicated than just a series of bad choices.
Two days after last year’s Christmas, Gesar Saunders learned his brother Merlin had died of an overdose. He was 26 years old, and had been clean for months. There was a sense of optimism about his recovery. But then he relapsed.
A new drug prevention program coming to schools in Vernon, B.C. aims to identify students potentially vulnerable to addiction by evaluating their personalities for a set of specific traits.To read more, click here
The chart clearly illustrates the scope of the issue. to read more click here
The AIDS crisis helped people to understand that its principal casualties were simply fellow human beings facing a terrible affliction. If the overdose crisis can persuade Canadians to feel the same way about those in the thrall of dangerous drugs, then something good may come from all this suffering. To read more click here
In response to the increasing number of overdose-related deaths, the Province is opening additional health-care supports in partnership with health authorities and community partners, Health Minister Terry Lake announced today. Supports include stationing the BC Mobile Medical Unit and setting up overdose prevention sites at overdose hot spots. To Read More Click Here