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Sensible Cannabis Toolkit

The latest CSSDP resource, ‘Sensible Cannabis Education: A Toolkit for Educating Youth’ was created to support adults in having informed and non-judgmental conversations with young people about cannabis.

CTV News Reports on Overdose Deaths

According to CTV News, the Public Health Agency of Canada has reported on the increased number of opioid-related deaths. The co-chairs for the Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses said, “Unfortunately, the data released today have...

Canada’s Opioid-Related Deaths Predicted to Rise in 2018

The ongoing death toll from the opioid crisis continues to rack bodies up, fellow Canadian citizens across the spectrum with some vulnerable populations hurt more than others. The Public Health Agency of Canada reported that more than 4,000 people died...

A First-of-Its-Kind Facility for Edmonton Soon

A novel facility will be opening in Edmonton, Alberta. The Royal Alexandra Hospital will open it second supervised consumption site for patients to do hard substances while at the hospital. Of the acute-care hospitals in North America, it is the first of...

Federal Government Eases Access to Methadone

According to VICE News, The federal health minister for Canada made a recent announcement about the measures being made for the easier access to pharmaceutical heroin and methadone. These are treatments for opioid addiction. There is concern about the ways...

Boy Stuck by Needle and Father Starts Petition

One man in Kamloops, British Columbia is working petition on behalf of his son and others for the improvement of needle safety. The father, Jeff Arlitt, was called by his fiancé to find that his son Landon, who is 12-years-old, was pricked by an...

The Globe and Mail on Cannabis Legalization

The Federal Liberal government has made it past the second reading in the Senate. One Tory senator argued that the marijuana legalization bill “doesn’t protect people.” The Globe and Mail editorial continued that the ethical implications of the “wrongness”...

The First Harm Reduction Symposium in Saint John

With the continued increase in the number of deaths due to the opioid epidemic throughout Canada, there are increased calls for proactive and assertive, and evidence-based, measures to deal with it. Those measures tend to be harm reduction methodologies....

A Call for More Calgary Supervised Consumption Sites

One doctor made a public call for supervised consumption sites. The call is for more of them in suburbanite Calgary. One of the centers opened in the downtown core of Calgary, Alberta. It is at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre. The goal is to react to...

West Virginia Health Right Distributes Retractable Needles

There was a brief news article about an American harm reduction programs. It talked about the West Virginia Health Right in Charleston, West Virginia. The West Virginia Health Right will be distributing retractable needles to further its harm reduction...

Update Opioid Guidelines to Help More Patients

More than 4,000 people have died from opioid-related overdoses in 2017. The expectation is the same or more in 2018. After the United States of America, Canadians dominate in the consumption of opioids. The Canadian Medical Association Journal publication...

Safe Injection Sites are Evidence-Based and Should Trump Ideology

According to The Gateway, (DeCoste, 2018). Jason Kenney was condemning safe injection sites on March 2. He considered “helping addicts inject poison into their veins is not a solution to the problem of addiction (Karim, 2018). DeCoste argues that the...