Latest in addiction help, already working in Maple Ridge
March 08, 2018 | Maple Ridge News

B.C. practices of prescribing suboxone spreading across Canada The fight against opioid addiction and overdoses in places such as Maple Ridge is being copied Canadawide. Doctors who deal with the issue came up with a set of national guidelines that call for prescribing suboxone, a combination of bup...

Stop the Violence B.C. could be revived to push for drug legalization in response to the fentanyl crisis
March 07, 2018 | The Georgia Straight

In the early 2010s, a group called Stop the Violence B.C. responded to an increase in gang violence across Metro Vancouver with a campaign to legalize and regulate cannabis. The prohibition of marijuana was creating an economic incentive for gang violence, their thinking went. Therefore, laws that f...

New guidelines released to combat opioid epidemic call on doctors, hospitals to join fight
March 06, 2018 | Windsor Star

The opioid crisis is eclipsing the death rate from the peak of the AIDS epidemic, and it’s time for family doctors and emergency departments to step up, according to a new set of national guidelines for treating addiction. With the death rate from the opioid crisis surpassing the height of the AID...

MAPS Researchers Explore the Potential for Psychedelic Drugs to Treat PTSD
March 05, 2018 | The Runner

Vancouver will soon host one of 15 research sites for the study MDMA, a stigmatised psychoactive drug that many associate more with parties than with medicine, could soon be a powerful tool for treating post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric afflictions. The Multidisciplinary Associati...

B.C. opioid programs used for national guidelines
March 05, 2018 | Global News

Today’s Global News Hour at 6 Health Matters is brought to you by Pharmasave. The strategies B.C. has been using since last year now form the foundation of a new national strategy for dealing with the opioid overdose crisis. Aaron McArthur reports....

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