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Report: Youth voices on substance use provide recommendations to care providers in BC
December 8, 2022Read more
Young people who use substances, particularly those experiencing homelessness, face unique challenges accessing services and need tailored care, according to a new report. More than
Patients may be at higher risk of overdose when opioid therapy for pain is discontinued
December 1, 2022Read more
Study suggests enhanced guidance for opioid prescribing needed to manage pain, reduce risk of overdose Discontinuing opioids prescribed for chronic pain was associated with increased
Access to safer supply prescribing rapidly increased during COVID-19: Study
June 16, 2022Read more
The number of programs and prescribers offering safer supply to reduce risk of overdose increased dramatically during COVID-19, according to a study looking at services
Take-home fentanyl test strips prove useful as low-barrier drug checking approach
June 8, 2022Read more
A research study conducted by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), Interior Health (IH) and
Risks of contaminated Vancouver drug supply heightened during pandemic: Study
May 11, 2022Read more
More than a third of people who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada reported a decline in the quality of drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according
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