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Renewed push to expand heroin-assisted treatment

 There is another push to expand Heroin-Assisted Treatment, this time at a symposium on today at Oppenheimer Park.

Success of medical-grade heroin in Europe prompts calls for treatment in Vancouver

Three years ago, Russell Cooper was living in a homeless shelter, addicted to heroin he would buy in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Now, he lives in his own one-bedroom apartment, and values the control he has over his life.

European addiction experts urge expansion of medical heroin program in Canada

Addiction experts from five European countries say their experience with prescription heroin programs have provided overwhelming evidence to suggest Canada should expand its one clinic in the midst of a deadly opioid crisis.

Free drugs for addicts?

Handing out free drugs to addicts is one of the ideas being raised by overseas addiction experts now in Vancouver. Rumina Daya reports.

Free drugs for addicts?

Handing out free drugs to addicts is one of the ideas being raised by overseas addiction experts now in Vancouver. Rumina Daya reports.

European Addiction Specialists Gather In Vancouver To Discuss Heroin-assisted Treatment (Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

British Columbia is in the midst of an overdose crisis. In the past 15 months, there have been more than 1,200 overdose deaths.

Opinion: Our approach to opioid addiction isn’t working (Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes and Dr. Martin Schechter)

“Yes, and how many deaths will it take till he knows, That too many people have died?” — Bob Dylan, Blowin’ in the Wind

Addictions experts to gather in Vancouver for heroin therapy symposium

As overdoses continue to kill over 100 people a month in British Columbia, experts on heroin-assisted therapy will gather in Vancouver on Friday, May 26 to discuss treatment models in several European countries.

Vancouver police call for prescription heroin amid ongoing overdose crisis

“We require a long-term health strategy that does more than revive people temporarily with naloxone and send them back to the street to continue their addiction.”

Surrey’s John Volken Academy commits $1M to British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BC Centre on Substance Use)

Newton’s John Volken Academy (JVA) has committed $1 million to support the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) in the midst of the ongoing opioid crisis that took the lives of 914 people in B.C. last year.

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