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
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The Vancouver Police Department is releasing its Mental Health Strategy, sharing a comprehensive approach for a proportional police response to people living with mental illness.
VANCOUVER – Faced with a potential class-action lawsuit, the British Columbia government has ended its practice of deducting money from the welfare cheques of recovering addicts receiving treatment from private methadone-dispensing clinics.
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