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Interventions in BC: Study Finds 88% of Heroin Contains Fentanyl

Drug checking in British Columbia has found that hidden fentanyl is involved in the majority of overdose deaths in the province. The BC Centre on Substance Use has taken a leading role in responding to this unprecedented public-health emergency. With the help of Vancouver Foundation,...

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Opioid Response Commission extends Term as Alberta Opioid Crisis Continues

As the Alberta opioid crisis continues, the opioid response commision has had its term extended for an additional 18 months. The commission is a group of law enforcement, Indigenous community members, harm-reduction experts, parents and those affected by the opioid crisis themselves. The hope for...

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Intervention Calgary: How to Get Into Addiction Treatment in Alberta

The need for drug rehabs in Alberta is increasing by the day as the Calgary fentanyl problems continue. A new report by Alberta Health suggests that Alberta residents are dying at alarming rates from accidental drug poisonings related to fentanyl. According to Global News, 74...

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More Addiction Services in Alberta Needed Following Opioid Report

More Canadians died of opioid overdoses in 2017 than ever before, according to new information released by Health Canada. In 2016, 2,861 people died of fatal overdoses with 88% of them being accidental. In the first nine months of 2017, 2,923 people died with 92%...

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Addiction Services in Alberta – Wait Times & Interventions

Wait lists for rehab centres are so long that people are losing their battle while waiting for drug treatment in Alberta. Deaths from accidental opioid overdoses in Alberta were up 40% in 2017 compared to 2016. In the first three quarters of 2017, from January...

Overdose Deaths in Vancouver at a Historical High for 2017

Deaths related to overdoses hit a historical high in Vancouver, BC last year. The city reported that there were an estimated 335 deaths related to illicit drug overdoses in 2017. That’s almost one casualty due to overdoses a day. These numbers are up 42% from...

Drug Abuse Interventions Needed – Canada’s Opioid Crisis Growing

With drug overdoses on the rise in Canada, professional interventionist Andy Bhatti knows that something has to change in order to save Canadians from ending their lives. The Public Health Agency of Canada announced on Monday that at least 1,460 people have died of opioid...

Alberta Approves Injectable Opioid Therapy To Fight Overdoses

The province of Alberta has approved and will be developing pilot projects in Edmonton and Calgary for drug addicts. The projects will allow patients to inject the opioid drug hydromorphone under the supervision of medical professionals. Hydromorphone is an extremely strong pain medication that is...

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Safe Injection Sites Approved Due to Alberta’s Opioid Crisis

Edmonton and Lethbridge are the first cities in Alberta to get Health Canada’s approval to open safe injection sites for opioid drug use. Alberta Associate Health Minister Brand Payne told the press that the decision to move ahead with these safe injection sites will reduce...

Drugs & Prostitution in Vancouver

It is one of the world’s oldest professions, and it is also the profession a multitude of drug addicts turn to in active addiction. Prostitution is a high-risk lifestyle that leads many addicts to death, disease, and incarceration. A lot of women in addiction will...

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