Reopening post-pandemic could trigger Canadians battling addiction, experts warn

For 46-year-old Mark White, the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, created the perfect conditions for his addiction to thrive. “I started to really self isolate in my garage and the using … Read More

Canadians care less about opioid addiction than before the COVID-19 pandemic: poll

B.C. had a record-breaking year for illicit drug overdoses in 2020, but a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute suggests people care less about opioid addiction than they were … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Will decriminalizing and regulating illegal drugs save lives in Ontario?

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, a silent epidemic armed with an unregulated poison has been killing Ontarians at a horrifying rate. Multiple health officials have sounded the alarm … Read More

N.S. social workers call for systemic overhaul of the mental health and addiction services system

A new report released by the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers finds that social workers are largely dissatisfied with the current approach to mental health and addictions in the … Read More

How harm reduction measures are changing under COVID-19 pandemic

This is the final instalment of a special two-part series looking at how Canada’s opioid crisis has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. You can read Part 1 here. Keigan … Read More

How harm reduction measures are changing under the COVID-19 pandemic

This is the final instalment of a special two-part series looking at how Canada’s opioid crisis has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. You can read Part 1 here. Keigan … Read More

Struggling with an addiction in Canada? These resources can help

Addiction is more common than perhaps we’d like to admit: an estimated six million Canadians will meet the criteria for addiction in the course of their lifetime. It isn’t a … Read More

Patients worry after coronavirus prompts closure of ‘life-saving’ addiction program

Liam was discharged from the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre’s substance use and concurrent disorders program on March 26. The 22-year-old, whose last name Global News is not using for … Read More

Coronavirus and addiction: For people in recovery, self-isolation can be harmful

For someone struggling with addiction, fellowship is a big part of the recovery process. Unfortunately, since the coronavirus outbreak began and social distancing became the norm, this process has become … Read More

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