What Halifax can learn from Vancouver as overdose site prepares to open
August 14, 2019 | The Star Halifax

HALIFAX—Nova Scotia may not see the same level of opioid deaths as the west coast, but as Halifax’s overdose site prepares to open this year, Dr. Christy Sutherland of Vancouver says it’s vital to have systems in place before “things shift.” Sutherland is originally from Halifax and got he...

New injectable option offered for chronic opioid addicts in Victoria
August 14, 2019 | Times Colonist

Island Health is trying to address the overdose crisis in Victoria with a new injectable treatment for chronic opioid addiction. Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment, referred to as iOAT, will be offered to residents of Johnson Street Community, a supportive housing facility downtown with capacity fo...

Meth: Why Kamloops addiction specialists are worried about this ‘side’ drug
August 05, 2019 | Kamloops Matters

Opiates have been front and centre in British Columbia for the past few years — with good reason — but they’re hardly the only illicit substance causing havoc on Kamloops streets. “Part of the outcome of the opioid crisis is the legitimate response, I mean all hands are on dec...

UBC researchers help find solutions to the overdose crisis
July 30, 2019 | UBC Faculty of Medicine News

M-J Milloy sees firsthand the impact of the overdose crisis in British Columbia. As Canopy Growth Professor of Cannabis Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a research scientist at the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), Milloy works directly with people who use drugs. He and his ...

Provide regulated opioids to stem fentanyl overdose crisis, says top medical officer
July 29, 2019 | Vancouver Sun

B.C. medical experts say a regulated legal drug supply is key to reducing an epidemic of overdose deaths. A report released on Friday by Vancouver Coastal Health makes 21 recommendations to reduce fatalities, including expanding prevention and treatment programs and distributing legal opioids on a t...

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