The Harms of Criminalizing Substance Use: An Interview with Dr. Bonnie Henry

The criminalization of substance use causes demonstrable harms: it isolates people who use drugs, pushes them to use in riskier ways, and deters them from seeking help when they need it. For a recent episode of the Addiction Practice Pod, we spoke with Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s Provincial Health Officer,

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Into Practice: Beverly Selle – Community Health Practice Consultant at First Nations Health Authority (Northern Region)

Into Practice is a series of blogs highlighting participants on the BC ECHO on Substance Use – their roles and how the program has impacted their practice. This edition, we hear from Beverly Selle, Community Health Practice Consultant with First Nations Health Authority.   I was a science major in

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Into Practice: Ann Johnston – Manager, Pharmacy Practice Support at the BC Pharmacy Association

Into Practice is a series of posts highlighting participants in the BC ECHO on Substance Use, and the ways in which they incorporate their learnings into their practice. This edition, we hear from Ann Johnston, Manager, Pharmacy Practice Support for the BC Pharmacy Association.   I’m a community pharmacist by

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Presenter spotlight: Kristine Rowswell – Family Nurse Practitioner, HIV/HCV/OAT Specialized Support Team, Northern Health

In this spotlight on a BC ECHO on Substance Use presenter, we meet Kristine Rowswell, a nurse practitioner working with a focus on HIV, hepatitis and addictions in British Columbia’s northern region. Kristine shared a case presentation for the ECHO’s first cycle of sessions focussed on Opioid Use Disorder, which

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Into Practice: Ivana Gojkovic – Coordinator, Clinical and Distribution Pharmacy Services at Provincial Health Services Authority

Into Practice is a series of posts highlighting participants on the BC ECHO on Substance Use, and the ways in which they incorporate their learnings into their practice. This edition, we hear from Ivana Gojkovic, Coordinator, Clinical and Distribution Pharmacy Services at Provincial Health Services Authority.   My ambition as a

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