Public Support for the Harm Reduction Strategies for Opioids Moderate

What is the level of support for opioid-related harm reduction by the Canadian public?

The Grand Prairie Homelessness Conference

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MADD and Lift & Co. Partner Up

Why did MADD and Lift& Co. partner up?

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...

Fort McMurray First Nation #468 Signs MOU with RavenQuest

RavenQuest signed an MOU with Fort McMurray #468 First Nation. Rvenquest BioMed Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fort McMurray #468 First Nation or FM 468. The MOU is the basis for the collaboration in the creation, maintenance, and financing...

Justin Trudeau Approach Differs from NDP and the Greens

According to The Georgia Straight, the Liberal Federal (Trudeau) government has been keeping on its path of a war on hard drugs, which contrasts with the approaches of the Greens and the NDP (Lupick, 2018). The government of Canada will not consider the...

Overdoses in Hamilton, Ontario, and Beyond

Ontario has been hit, as well, by the opioid crisis sweeping across the nation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to one of Ontario’s city about it. Trudeau has described this as an important goal for his federal government. One municipal officer made a...

A Brief Note on Fredericton, New Brunswick and Finances

The Government of New Brunswick will be contributing $250,000 to the Cannabis Education and Awareness Fund. The New Brunswick government is looking for an advisory committee set of members in order to determine how best to spent the finances. As...

Update from the 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs

A repost from our partners at SSDP contrasting the frustrating nature of the United Nations and the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the inspirational nature of the civil society groups and young people present.

One Woman’s Naloxone Training Mission

One woman is on a harm reduction crusade with naloxone kit training sessions. Abby Blackburn is helping the punk community in Edmonton to be informed and safer about the possibility for overdoses from opioids in the midst of the crisis throughout the...

Vienna Youth Summit: On the Ground

Every year in Vienna, 53 member states attend the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). Government bodies, and civil societies flock to the historical city; it’s notably a time where few serious progressive reforms are made. Other than this past year in...

Is Radical Harm Reduction More in the Spotlight?

The Times Colonist is reporting on the treatment of alcoholism with bone drink at a time using a radical harm reduction treatment methodology. Professor Tim Stockwell, a Psychologist at the University of Victoria and the Director of the Canadian Institute...

Alberta’s Entrance Into Harm Reduction

An Alberta Commission has called for more harm reduction sites in the province (Gerein, 2018). The Government of Alberta released a new report on the level of deaths associated with opioid overdoses (Government of Alberta, 2018a). This has come alongside...

Will Moss Park Volunteers Stay in Place?

Trailer houses constructed in the Moss Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada are illegal and volunteer overdose prevention sites (Gray, 2018). It will continue to remain open. There are many users anxious to have their fix of substance and volunteers itching to...

Vancouver Calls for Decriminalization of All Drug Possession

The rising overdose deaths in Vancouver, British Columbia continue to wreak havoc on communities and families. Vancouver made a call to the federal government to decriminalize the personalized possession of drugs (CBC News, 2018). Mary Clare Zak, the...

Jason Kenney Speaks on Harm Reduction

Jason Kenney, the Alberta United Conservative Party, made comments in previous weeks about opposition to the supervised injection sites if he became the premier of Alberta. Of course, this is changing more recently. Alberta is constructing sites for safe,...

Dr. Anne Wagner on the Psychedelic Career Day Panel and Her Work

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What was the outcome of the panel for Psychedelic Career Day? Dr. Anne Wagner: It was an interesting and well-received conversation. Lots of different questions in terms of the folks taking part and attending on diverse ways in...

Ontario Expansion of Addiction and Harm Reduction Services

The province of Ontario is beginning to expand the axis to harm addiction and addiction services throughout the province. The latest data does represent the increase in opioid-related deaths. Year-by-year, the number of opioid-related deaths continues to...

Radical Harm Reduction Out of the Woods

According to the University of Victoria, some radical harm reduction practices have begun to be brought into the public eye. For examples, and a contrast, one methodology of harm reduction can be considered non-radical, which is the provision of safe...

Moderate, Regulate Alcohol Doses Help Severe Alcoholics

The regulated doses provided to severe alcoholics may be a solution to help the individuals suffering from alcoholism. The methodology is part of radical harm reduction, associated with harm reduction in general, and can assist in the stabilization of the...

Harm Reduction Effective and Incomplete

In terms of the overdose crisis, some experts claim that the innovations in the harm reduction methodology in practice do not suffice in order to reduce the opioid crisis efficiently or are limited.    Of course, harm reduction policies save far more lives...

Naloxone Training Provided By UFV in Chilliwack and Abbotsford (BC)

The University of the Fraser Valley is offering a harm reduction initiative with provisions of naloxone training as well as take-home naloxone (THN) kits . This initiative's training in Naloxone use will happen in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. The Opioid and...

The Death of Raffi Balian

There was the death of a harm reductionworker. T​he man was Raffi Balian who died, recently. T​here was the Drug Users’ Memorial on Friday February 16th at the South Riverdale Community Health Center or SRCHC. Many spoke about the impact of this harm...

Psychedelic Career Day: March 3, 2018

Psychedelic Career Day is hosted by the Toronto Psychedelic Society on March 3, 2018 via Zoomm in a webinar. There will, in addition to the Zoom webinar, be a live event hosted at the University of Toronto. The Keynote address will be by Dr. Ben Sessa....

David Wilder Interview on Psychedelic Career Day

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you become interested in the discipline of psychedelia? David Wilder: I was actually pretty opposed to all drug use when I grew up and it wasn’t until I got to college and began experimenting with drinking alcohol that I...

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