Study to look at ‘Welfare Wednesday’ and injection drug use
September 24, 2014 | Global News

VANCOUVER – A new study will look at whether changing the timing of when welfare cheques are issued will affect drug overdoses among recipients who use intravenous drugs. BC issues welfare cheques on the last Wednesday of the month. In the study called Timing of income assistance payments and ...

Social assistance study aims to reduce overdose rate
September 24, 2014 | CBC News

Are there better, more helpful ways to distribute income assistance? A new study hopes to find out A new pilot project set to launch on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside will try distributing welfare and other social assistance cheques in smaller instalments to see if it will help the recipients b...

Overdose risk twice as high on welfare day: Study
September 24, 2014 | Metro News

Recipients of income assistance who use drugs are more than two times more at risk of overdose on cheque day, according to a new study. The Urban Health Research Initiative (UHRI) at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS published its latest findings in The International Journal of Drug Policy af...

Cheque day’ linked to drug overdose risk in BC: Study
September 24, 2014 | CTV News

Injection drug users are much more likely to overdose around the day government assistance cheques are issued in British Columbia, according to new research published in the International Journal of Drug Policy. After studying drug use and overdose data collected at Insite, Vancouver Coastal Health&...

Cheque day’ linked to increased risk of drug overdoses: Study
September 24, 2014 | News 1130

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – On that last Wednesday of every month, many people cash their government assistance cheques. A BC study finds “Cheque Day” is linked to an increased risk of drug overdoses in the Downtown Eastside. Researcher Lindsay Richardson with the BC Centre for Excellen...

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