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Published: Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:51:27 -0800

Last Build Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:10:01 GMT


CN ON: The Cost Of Addiction

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Sudbury Star, 09 Dec 2017 - Community Drug Strategy steps up efforts to combat opioid crisis Some 52 people were admitted to hospitals in the Sudbury area in the past six months due to drug overdose, official say. Members of Sudbury's Community Drug Strategy also said Friday they have had preliminary discussions about the need for an overdose prevention site in the city.

CN ON: Region Gathers To Battle Opioid Crisis

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Cambridge Times, 07 Dec 2017 - While regional councillors have heard bits and pieces about the opioid response in the region, they heard it from the horse's mouth on Tuesday. Members from various regional and community groups spoke before council in a public meeting to encourage a broad understanding of the complex issue.

CN ON: 'It's Not A One-Person Job'

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 01 Dec 2017 - First co-ordinator of drugs strategy says community role key to success As the first co-ordinator of a plan to address local drug use, Lacey DaSilva knows she has been handed a weighty task. The Brantford-Brant Community Drugs Strategy, officially launched earlier this month, sets out goals to delay or prevent substance abuse and keep those already using safe and healthy.

CN BC: Fentanyl Dealer Says Demand For Deadly Drug Is Driving Market

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Vancouver Courier, 30 Nov 2017 - Vancouver comic Mark Hughes interviews fentanyl dealer as part of recently launched podcast Death has been a constant in Kyle's life for 25 years. It's a narrative that goes hand in hand with his lifestyle, and shows no signs of abating.

CN BC: Nelson Searches For Answers To Fentanyl Crisis

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Nelson Star, 29 Nov 2017 - Packed event featured seven speakers, plenty of questions The fentanyl death toll is rising in B.C., but so is local interest in finding solutions to the crisis. A packed room at the Hume Hotel heard stories and statistics Wednesday evening from a seven-person panel at an event called Growing Hope: A Community Conversation on the Current Fentanyl Crisis, which was put on by Nelson's Fentanyl Task Force.

Colombia: Colombian Coca Farmers, Facing A Threat To Their

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov 2017 - The anti-narcotics police arrived here in the heart of Colombia's cocaine industry last month to destroy the coca crop. The community was determined to save it. Roughly 1,000 farmers, some armed with clubs, surrounded the hilltop camp that police had set up in a jungle clearing and began closing in on the officers.

US IN: Indiana Students Say They Caught Teacher Using Cocaine In

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 25 Nov 2017 - An Indiana high school teacher was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after her students said they saw her using cocaine in her classroom. Lake Central High School junior Will Rogers told WGN9 he shot video of the incident through a classroom window.

CN ON: Reefer Madness?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 18 Nov 2017 - Judge blasts Ottawa cops for arresting 'budtenders' while pot shops flourish An Ottawa judge has blasted the police force for failing to shut down the city's illegal marijuana dispensaries. Justice Norman Boxall said Friday he cannot understand why it's so difficult to close shops that operate openly on major streets.

CN ON: Edu: Drug Use On Campus Persists

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Journal, 17 Nov 2017 - Four students share their stories of drug use on campus Illicit drug use among university students might be more common than our parents would like to think. According to the Canadian Tobacco Alcohol and Drugs Survey published by Health Canada in 2015, 11 per cent of 20-24 year-old respondents reported doing cocaine, five said they do speed, meth or other amphetamines, 15 per cent took ecstasy and 16 per cent reported taking hallucinogens.