Drug crisis: More training for doctors caring for addicts (Dr. Annabel Mead)
As the province struggles with the on-going opioid crisis, more training is becoming available to help doctors treat those dealing with addiction.
Dr. Annabel Mead, who heads up the Addiction Medicine Program at St. Paul’s Hospital, says their intensive year-long program, a one of a kind in Canada, will have eight students this year.
That’s twice the doctors trained when it started four years ago, and Mead says they’re better equipped to handle the crisis.
Liza Yuda reports
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