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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
“This is the drug war covered by drug users”: New podcast documents the overdose crisis in real time
January 30, 2019Read more
Vancouver – Coast Salish Territory – Crackdown is a new, monthly podcast about drugs, drug policy, and the drug war – produced by people who
New resources to support BC families impacted by substance use
November 28, 2018Read more
Thousands of families across British Columbia have suffered the loss of a loved one to overdose, and thousands more struggle to support a child or
Professor of Cannabis Science announced to research the role of cannabis in opioid overdose treatment
November 23, 2018Read more
Examining the potential of cannabis in addressing the opioid overdose crisis and other substance use disorders is a top priority for Dr. M-J Milloy, a
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