Vancouver program paving the way in addiction training for health-care workers

published on April 18, 2019 by Eva Uguen-Csenge in CBC News (BC)

A Vancouver-based program has grown into North America’s largest addiction medicine training program only six years into its run.

Since 2013, 90 health-care providers have been trained to become experts in treating patients dealing with substance use through the Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

The director of the B.C. Centre on Substance Use says it’s addressing a critical need.

“We know that physicians that are poorly trained can be unsafe with their prescribing of opioid and other medications,” said program founder Dr. Evan Wood…

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