Urban Health

‘Unique internationally’: Vancouver sees widespread and frequent contamination in illicit drugs (Dr. Michael Krausz)

Vancouver’s drug supply has become increasingly contaminated according to a recent UBC studypublished by Dr. William Honer, signalling a growing risk for both regular and recreational users.

Drug addiction should be health issue, not criminal (Crosstown Clinic)

Canada is currently in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis.

Are drug dealers who mix fentanyl into heroin serial killers? (Dr. Scott MacDonald)

Aiyanas Ormond with advocacy group the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users says Olsen’s comparison “really misses the mark.”

Crystal methamphetamine: the 'elephant in the room' on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Crouched on the wet floor of the Overdose Prevention Society's trailer on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Cody Waldner talks about the first time he got high on crystal methamphetamine.

For opiate addiction, study finds drug-assisted treatment is more effective than detox (Dr. Bohdan Nosyk, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Say you’re a publicly-insured Californian with an addiction to heroin, fentanyl or prescription narcotics, and you want to quit.

EDITORIAL: Best waylaid plans (Crosstown Clinic)

The fentanyl crisis in B.C. is getting worse.

‘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. 

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