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Published: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:14:48 -0700

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CN BC: Drug Users Need To Be Part Of Solution To Overdose Deaths

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 17 Jun 2017 - VANCOUVER - Drug users are the solution to addressing overdose deaths and providing services to people before they die alone, says a woman who attended a meeting of health professionals in Vancouver trying to develop new strategies to deal with a growing crisis in B.C. Karen Ward, a board member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, was among about 20 drug users who joined doctors, including the provincial health officer, and the chief coroner at the all-day meeting Friday.

Canada: Demystifying A Instead Of Decrying A Drugs For Teens

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 17 Jun 2017 - Educating teenagers about the safety of recreational drug use is an age-old conundrum for Canada, one at the forefront as the country pushes ahead with legalizing marijuana by next year The ad shows four pretty young women laughing as their convertible rips past the picturesque Rockies on a warm sunny day, the driver - eyes narrowed slightly - joyfully passing a doobie to her friend.

CN BC: Od Numbers Level Off, But The Crisis Remains

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Coast Reporter, 09 Jun 2017 - The Sunshine Coast's medical health officer says it would be a mistake to draw any conclusions from a slight drop in the number of overdoses being reported at Sechelt Hospital. "We have more work to do," said Dr. Paul Martiquet. "We don't want to give any false sense of reassurance to the community that we aren't exposed to what the Downtown Eastside is - because we are."

CN BC: MD Warns Of Party Drug OD Risk

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Alberni Valley News, 08 Jun 2017 - In the wake of the death of a 16-year-old New Westminister girl, who died on May 26 of an overdose, Island Health Medical Health Officer Dr. Paul Hasselback advises people wanting to take party drugs of the risks involved with uncontrolled substances. Angel Loyer-Lawrence and a friend thought they were taking the party drug MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, when Lawrence overdosed and died. Her friend was also taken to the hospital but survived.

CN BC: Overdoses In Schools A Call To Action

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 01 Jun 2017 - Experts discuss how educators can curb risks Feeling connected is critical to avoiding problem substance use. Cindy Andrew As New Westminster School District students continue to grapple with a tragedy that took the life of one of its 16-year-old students this week, and nearly killed another, experts have said their overdoses are a "call to action" for all schools.

CN ON: Naloxone On Schools' Radar

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 03 Jun 2017 - Local school boards may bring 'opioid antagonist' into schools to deal with possible overdoses Local school boards are considering following their neighbours and potentially bringing naloxone into local schools in the face of the opioid overdose crisis.

CN ON: Teens And Drugs

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 03 Jun 2017 - Drug use among teens is nothing new. But street drugs are a bigger threat than ever, because they can be laced with deadly substances. The Spectator investigates what youth are using, and how to identify the dangers A GIRL is hanging out with friends after school. One of them has stolen a gram of marijuana from an older brother. They pass around a pipe. It is her first time getting high. She is 14.

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.

CN ON: Fentanyl Continues To Wreak Havoc

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 28 Apr 2017 - Naloxone kits are flying off the shelves at local pharmacies and the Street Health Centre, as fentanyl continues its disastrous wave across eastern Ontario. Dr. Meredith Mackenzie, a physician at the centre, said on Wednesday that its clients are listening to their advice and reading news reports and are making an effort to curb their use, but it's not working.