The National Addictions Awareness Week media campaign is glitzy. It’s all over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. The organizers have posters, hashtags and a theme at the ready. They are explaining scientific terms and laying out the financial repercussions. The information is current and readily accessible. The academics get their fill of stats. But stats have no … National Addictions Awareness Week: What Is It?
Opioid Crisis: What to Know and How to Prevent Overdose: In less than two years, more than 9,000 Canadians lost their lives because of opioids. To date, opioid overdose remains to be the leading cause of death for people who inject drugs. But since last year, some clinics began helping prevent opioid overdoses with a take-home program … Opioid Crisis: How to Prevent Overdose
Fentanyl addiction is becoming more and more prevalent across Canada. There is a good deal of press regarding the use of the drug due to the number of overdoses. With fentanyl addiction, overdoses are frequent because of the potency of the drug itself which is a synthetic opiate more powerful than morphine. This is made … Fentanyl Addiction and Treatment