From BC cabinet to sleeping under a bridge, Vancouver man shares his story of recovery
June 29, 2015 | The National Post

Relaxed on a comfortable couch in the newly built high-end condo tower he now calls home, Marshall Smith doesn’t need to look far to see where he spent some of the lowest times in his life. It’s only a stone’s throw – but a world away – from his 21st-storey condo to the...

Prisoners forced off methadone less likely to return to treatment
June 04, 2015 | Reuters

(Reuters Health) – When people on methadone maintenance therapy are incarcerated, many are forced to stop taking it, and are less likely to restart methadone treatment on their release, according to a new study. A once-daily dose of methadone relieves withdrawal symptoms from heroin and other ...

Daphne Bramham: Easier to buy a joint in Vancouver than a loaf of bread
May 31, 2015 | The Vancouver Sun

City’s plan to regulate marijuana shops is a farce My local dry cleaner is gone, replaced by one of the more than half a dozen “medical marijuana dispensaries” within a 10-minute walk from my home. In another neighbourhood, a friend says it’s easier to get a joint than buy a ...

Withdrawal from methadone in US prisons: Cruel and unusual?
May 28, 2015 | The Lancet

In the USA, as in many other settings, the main societal response to the harms of opioid addiction is arrest and imprisonment. The so-called war on drugs has contributed to an era of mass incarceration, in which about one in every 100 US citizens, almost all poor, many from racial minority groups an...

Are addict injecting centres a step too far?
May 11, 2015 | Irish Examiner

While the health case for medically supervised injecting centres for addicts has the backing of the drugs minister, a senior garda warns it is a legal minefield, writes Cormac O’Keeffe A little publicised report recently revealed that Dublin Fire Brigade dealt with 469 opiate overdoses in a 12...

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