Langley missing out on needle education: Councillor
September 17, 2015 | 24 Hours (Vancouver)

Langley city council voted down a motion Sept. 14 to have staff report back on advice and recommendations on the viability of a needle exchange program – leaving one councillor concerned about their lack of understanding regarding harm-reduction practices. … UBC professor of medicine Tho...

Minimizing exposure
September 16, 2015 | Health Canal

Dr. Dan Werb wants to prevent potential injection drug users from ever starting, by limiting their exposure to experienced injection drug users. He also wants to increase the opportunities people who inject drugs have to find recovery support when they need it. Luckily, his new research may accompli...

Injecting compassion for drug addicts in prison
September 14, 2015 | The Peak

Moral superiority should not dictate whether an inmate lives or dies Injustices within prisons are disturbing, though not often thought of. The rights of those who bend or break the laws forced upon them are often forcefully disregarded, and inmates’ physical and emotional health is not a prio...

Use of LSD, MDMA, and magic mushrooms aid treatment of anxiety, addiction, and PTSD
September 08, 2015 | International Business Times

Limited research studies have revealed that controlled use of psychedelic drugs show some success in therapies of conditions such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction. A team from the University of British Columbia, Canada, say that psychedelic substances, such as LSD, psi...

Psychedelic drugs might help treat mental health disorders study says
September 08, 2015 | CBC News

A new study suggests illicit drugs, such as magic mushrooms, have the potential to ease anxiety and PTSD LSD, magic mushrooms and ecstasy are well known street drugs not usually associated with medical treatment. But that could be changing. In a new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journa...

Copyright © 2020, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use

400-1045 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2A9

E: [email protected] | T: (778) 945-7616 | F: (604) 428-5183

Online Addiction Medicine Diploma: [email protected].