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SRO evictions increasing overdose risk and homelessness in Vancouver
March 26, 2019Read more
Vancouver – Coast Salish Territory – Housing policies in Vancouver single room occupancy (SRO) hotels are failing to protect people who use drugs, driving the
Moms endorse call for Heroin Compassion Clubs
February 22, 2019Read more
A national organization representing families who’ve lost a loved one to substance use is endorsing a proposal calling for regulated and controlled heroin sales to
Expert report recommends legally regulated heroin sales in BC
February 21, 2019Read more
“Heroin Compassion Clubs” could fight fentanyl-related overdoses and disrupt organized crime’s key role in money laundering & housing unaffordability, according to recommendations of the BC
Focus on evidence-based efforts needed to save lives
February 7, 2019Read more
VICTORIA – The number of British Columbians dying from illicit drug overdoses plateaued in 2018, despite significant efforts from groups around the province to prevent
First in Canada pilot project at St. Paul’s Hospital ED to provide take-away treatment to opioid overdose patients
February 6, 2019Read more
A leading-edge pilot project in the St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency Department (ED), in collaboration with the VCH Regional Addiction Program, will provide opioid overdose patients
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