World leading addiction experts highlight fundamental cause of poor addiction care
October 22, 2013

Patient populations and health care system suffer from lack of addiction medicine training Vancouver, BC [October 22, 2013] North America’s leading addiction experts point to a lack of physician education in Addiction Medicine as a key contributor to high rates of untreated addiction and related harms. In an article published in the October 2...

War on Drugs failing to limit drug use in Vancouver
June 24, 2013

New report finds declines in drug use associated with harm reduction services, not law enforcement efforts Vancouver, BC (June 24, 2013): A comprehensive report on the drug situation in Vancouver shows health-focused policies have been more effective than federal law enforcement measures at reducing illicit drug use and improving public health and...

Most Vancouver street-involved youth who experiment with injection drugs become regular drug injectors
July 19, 2012

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS study shows that young females more vulnerable to addiction following experimentation Vancouver, B.C. July 19, 2012: An alarming number of Vancouver’s street-involved youth who experiment with injection drugs for the first time quickly progress to become regular injectors, according to a new study from the...

Landmark study: Overdose deaths down 35 percent after the opening of Insite
April 17, 2011

Scientific evidence demands that federal Conservatives drop their opposition to Vancouver’s supervised injection site Vancouver, British Columbia (April 18, 2011) – Illicit drug overdose deaths in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside declined dramatically after the establishment of Insite, North America’s first supervised injection...

The evidence is clear: Bill S-10 will result in expensive, ineffective sentencing
February 7, 2011

Health, research and academic leaders oppose proposed law’s mandatory minimum prison terms, which do not reduce violence or drug use or improve public health and safety Ottawa and Vancouver – Over 550 health professionals, including more than 260 physicians, researchers, and scientists, from across Canada have voiced clear opposition to...

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