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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 21:32:58 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 08:10:02 GMT


US: Tests Show More American Workers Using Drugs

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 17 May 2017 - More U.S. workers are testing positive for illicit drugs than at any time in the last 12 years, according to data coming out today from Quest Diagnostics Inc., one of the largest workplace-testing labs in the nation. The number of workers who tested positive for marijuana rose by 4%, while positive results for other drugs also rose. The increases come against a backdrop of more liberal marijuana state laws and an apparent resurgence in the use of drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine.

CN BC: Fentanyl Test Boosts Dose-Reduction Rate

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 15 May 2017 - A pilot project operated by Vancouver Coastal Health has found success with a simple detection strip for the notorious opioid Drug users who test their drugs and discover fentanyl are 10 times more likely to reduce their dose, raising the possibility that making such tests widely available could reduce overdoses.

CN BC: Cannabis May Help Wean People Off Crack, Study Finds

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 May 2017 - Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also help reduce people's cravings for another highly addictive substance: crack cocaine. Scientists at the BC Centre on Substance Use tracked 122 people who consumed crack in and around Vancouver's Downtown Eastside over a three-year period and found they reported using that drug less frequently when they opted to also consume cannabis.

CN BC: Marijuana Medicine

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 16 May 2017 - Study finds cannabis can be used to help crack addicts Marijuana could be used to treat people suffering from addictions to crack cocaine, according to a new study from the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU).

CN ON: Editorial: War On Drugs Has Been Colossal Failure

Sat, 13 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 13 May 2017 - Be careful! This is the message to users of illegal drugs from a community-wide education and awareness campaign that includes a website, . Drug overdoses have killed hundreds of people in British Columbia. The most recent report shows that 120 died in March of this year.

CN ON: TTC Suspends Two Workers On First Day Of Drug Testing

Thu, 11 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 11 May 2017 - CEO says results 'concerning' but justify transit agency's push for substance abuse checks Well that didn't take long. Two TTC employees have been suspended for being impaired on the job after they both failed tests on the first day of the transit agency's new random drug and alcohol testing program.

CN ON: Positively Unfortunate

Thu, 11 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 11 May 2017 - TTC worker had booze in system, another drugs The very first TTC employee to receive a random test for drugs and alcohol came up positive at the commission Monday morning. And another worker screened that day was found to be under the influence of drugs.

CN AB: Children Living In Houses Where Drugs Seized

Thu, 11 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 11 May 2017 - FIVE PEOPLE FACE CHARGES Several young children were found living in drug houses on the city's westside, while five people face charges under Alberta's Drug Endangered Children's Act after ALERT recently seized nearly $100,000 worth of drugs and cash.

CN ON: Parents Play Vital Opioid Role

Wed, 10 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Intelligencer, 10 May 2017 - Introduced to the dangers of narcotics during public seminar held Tuesday night Parents need to be involved and informed to help lower the risk of accidental drug overdoses among young people. That was the message heard Tuesday night at a public seminar organized by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health at Bridge Street United Church.