What you need to know about naloxone
May 29, 2017 | Vancouver Sun

If drug users overdose on substances containing fentanyl or other opioids like heroin, methadone and morphine, naloxone can reverse overdose effects. The medication does not work for other drugs like speed, PCP and ketamine. Naloxone can be obtained in B.C. without a prescription. Schools that have...

Cannabis could have the power to help crack cocaine addicts overcome their deadly drug dependency
May 24, 2017 | Mail Online

Smoking cannabis could help crack cocaine addicts to overcome their dependency, new research implies. The study suggests that the world’s most popular recreational drug is an effective, but unconventional, substitute for the deadly rock. If the findings prove true in further trials, it could l...

Surrey’s John Volken Academy commits $1M to British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
May 23, 2017 | Peach Arch news

Newton recovery operation donates money in midst of the ongoing opioid crisis in B.C. NEWTON — Newton’s John Volken Academy (JVA) has committed $1 million to support the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) in the midst of the ongoing opioid crisis that took the lives of 914 people i...

The expanding universe of synthetic drugs
May 20, 2017 | The Economist

From “legal highs” to fentanyl, there are more drugs on offer than ever before INSIDE a brightly lit shop in Amsterdam half a dozen people inspect the wares. Alongside the bongs, vibrators and heart-shaped key rings in its glass displays are rows of small silver packets emblazoned with names suc...

Study suggests cannabis may reduce crack use
May 19, 2017 | Medical Xpress

North America is in the midst of a drug overdose disaster. In British Columbia, Canada, where nearly 1,000 people died of overdose in 2016, officials have declared a public health emergency. While over-prescription of painkillers and contamination of the illegal opioid supply by fentanyl, a potent s...

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