Vancouver street youth photograph so-called ‘best place on earth’ for exhibit
May 01, 2018 | Vancouver Courier

A photograph shows a single dried rose on a white wall. The actual rose can be found in the Downtown Eastside bachelor suite Sarah White shares with her partner and father of her two children, who live with White’s parents. “[The rose] is just saying that our love is forever,” says White. “I...

WATCH: Moms Stop The Harm respond to opioid crisis
April 26, 2018 | Nanaimo News Bulletin

Someone asked her if she does the work for her son. McBain said: “No, actually. I do it for your son.” After a minor back injury when he was 23, Jordan Miller’s family doctor prescribed him a highly-addictive opioid called Oxycontin – for months. When Miller realized he had become addicted t...

Strategies for Reducing Opioid-Overdose Deaths — Lessons from Canada
April 26, 2018 | The New England Journal of Medicine

North America is in the midst of its most serious drug-overdose crisis in history. From 1999 through 2015, drug-overdose deaths approximately tripled in the United States, and the majority of such deaths now involve an opioid. In 2016 alone, there were 64,000 drug-overdose deaths in the United State...

Interview with Dr. Evan Wood on actions taken by Canada to reduce opioid-overdose deaths.
April 26, 2018 | The New England Journal of Medicine

Evan Wood is a professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia and director of the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Managing Editor of the Journal....

Fighting for safe-consumption site
April 23, 2018 | Winnipeg Free Press

Province not addressing need in downtown Winnipeg: Main Street Project executive director Provincial politicians sparred last week over whether evidence showing safe consumption sites save lives and money would carry over if such sites were introduced in Manitoba. … It doesn’t have to be one...

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