Tackling gambling addiction requires policy, not prohibition: Addiction expert
February 12, 2016 | CBC News

Dr. Evan Wood said he knows many like former CFL player Angus Reid who have hit rock bottom through gambling Gambling affects the brain in much the same way as drugs oralcohol, anda public health approach should used to regulatethe industry, saidan addiction and public health expert. “The same...

Momentum mounts for medical marijuana
February 10, 2016 | University Affairs

More Canadians are using medical marijuana for a wider array of health ailments, but the research hasn’t kept pace. It was a watershed moment for the study of medical marijuana. This past December, Canadian university researchers, federal and provincial officials, patient advocates and industr...

Dr. Evan Wood and BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Programs
February 10, 2016 | CBC News


Michael Pond: New resources to treat alcohol use disorder
February 08, 2016 | The Province

Since the documentary Wasted aired on CBC’s Nature of Things, I’ve lost track of the number of desperate requests I’ve received for more information, especially about the medications mentioned in the film. The idea of using drugs to “get off drugs” – and alcohol...

Warning after more overdose deaths
February 05, 2016 | Global News

Vancouver Police officers are issuing a renewed warning about fentanyl after a series of fatal overdoses. They’ve also arrested several people in connection with the distribution of the drug. Catherine Urquhart reports....
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