How St. Paul’s Tackles the Overdose Crisis, One Patient at a Time

published on November 13, 2020 by Moira Wyton in The Tyee

As pandemic restrictions brought increased isolation for many people, one Vancouver woman was emerging from years of loneliness.

Injured years ago, and living with chronic pain, she was dealing with debilitating side-effects from her opioid pain medications that made her anxious about leaving home.

Her relationships with friends and family had withered under the anxiety, and she felt like nothing could change.

But at a routine appointment at St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown Vancouver, a closer look at her pain management strategy changed that…

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