Alcohol main cause of substance-related deaths in hospital
June 13, 2019 | CBC News

Heavy drinking landed Dawn Nickel in the emergency department four times — twice for alcohol poisoning and two more times when she took pills with alcohol to try and kill herself. “I had no recollection of either wanting to end my life or taking the pills to end my life,” the Victoria ...

City council expected to debate policy preventing legal weed sales in DTES
June 11, 2019 | CTV News Vancouver

The debate on a motion proposing easier access for opioid alternatives in the city’s Downtown Eastside is expected to begin again Wednesday, when Vancouver city council meets to discuss policy and strategic priorities. Submitted by Coun. Rebecca Bligh in late May, the motion titled “Cannabis as ...

CBD oil as health treatment: We answer 5 questions about cannabidiol products
June 11, 2019 | CBC News (BC)

Products containing cannabidiol — better known as CBD oil — might seem pretty widespread these days. Evidence and research about some CBD products’ health claims, however, might be a little harder to find. CBC News looked into what experts are saying about CBD to answer five big questions...

Police presence near supervised consumption sites in Toronto discouraging access
June 10, 2019 | UBC Faculty of Medicine News

Supervised consumption sites are being expanded across Canada in response to opioid overdoses and other harms related to drug use. However, recent research suggests that policing in Toronto may be a key barrier to accessing this life-saving health service. Researchers with the University of British ...

Investigation: Deadly fentanyl now B.C. addicts’ drug of choice
June 05, 2019 | North Shore News

While governments warn of the threat of drugs contaminated with fentanyl, the harsh fact is that the synthetic opioid is increasingly the drug of choice for British Columbia’s addicts and drug abusers. Yes, there are admitted fentanyl addicts. And it’s growing, a Glacier Media investigation has ...

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