Urban Health

‘Nobody Knows’: UBC struggles to respond to Vancouver’s fentanyl crisis (Dr. Michael Krausz)

Fentanyl in Vancouver is a crisis traditional health services at UBC aren't prepared to face.

National Addictions Awareness Week: battling addiction (Dr. Seonaid Nolan)

This week is National Addictions Awareness Week. Dr. Seonaid Nolan, a St. Paul’s Hospital addictions physician, joins Global News Morning to talk about why it’s important to raise awareness this week.

Long Read: This Doctor Might Have the Answer to the Fentanyl Crisis (Dr. Evan Wood)

Dr. Evan Wood has a controversial idea for treating the fentanyl crisis—fight drugs with drugs. Are we ready for his radical plan?

Prescription heroin: The alternative approach to opioid addiction? (Crosstown Clinic)

As deaths continue to escalate from the opioid and heroin crisis across the country and here in Georgia, Channel 2 Action News visited an addiction clinic doing something you may say is unthinkable: giving heroin to addicts. 

Number of deadly overdoses in B.C passes 1,100 for 2017

The BC Coroners Service says more than 1,100 British Columbians died due to a suspected illicit drug overdose in the first nine months of the year, with most happening in the days immediately following welfare payments.

 

2,000% rise in street drug samples testing positive for fentanyl (Dr. Michael Krausz)

The number of positive tests for fentanyl in samples of heroin seized by law enforcement agencies across Canada has grown from less than one per cent in 2012 to more than 60 per cent so far this year, exclusive data obtained by CBC News has revealed.

Foundry looks to change the lives of youth and how mental health is treated 
in the province

Midterms and final exams, for many students, are the worst. The pressure of performing well can make students feel overwhelmed and panicked, and despite the varied programs available at Capilano University, each comes with its own set of exams, projects and stresses. Mental health issues are on the rise among youth and counselling services are more in demand than ever.

Indigenous young people who use drugs in BC 13 times more likely to die (Cedar Project)

Indigenous young people in British Columbia who use drugs are 13 times more likely to die than other young people of the same age, and young women and people who use drugs are even more likely to die, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)

Study shows abnormal overdose and suicide rates among young female Indigenous drug users (Cedar Project)

Young Indigenous drug users are 13 times more likely to die than others in their age group, and women make up more than half of the deaths, according to a study that monitored more than 600 young people in Vancouver and Prince George over 12 years.

Indigenous youth who use drugs in B.C. dying at an alarming rate, study finds (Cedar Project)

Indigenous youth who use drugs in B.C. are 13 times more likely to die than all other youth in the same age group across the country. That's according to a new study, which singled out young women and those involved with injection drug use to be at the highest risk.

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