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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...

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...