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CN ON: Opioid Crisis Is Here Too

December 4, 2017 - 3:00am
The Sun Times, 04 Dec 2017 - Ontario is in the middle of an opioid crisis, Grey Bruce Health Unit program director Lynda Bumstead and Hope Grey Bruce member Dave Roy told Brockton council. Bumstead said one person dies every 10 hours in Ontario from an opioid overdose. In 2016, there were eight deaths in Grey Bruce linked to opioid overdose.

CN ON: Editorial: Safe-Injection Site Makes Sense For Hamilton

December 2, 2017 - 3:00am
Hamilton Spectator, 02 Dec 2017 - Facing the reality that Hamilton needs at least one supervised injection site is not pleasant. In an ideal world, such a thing might not be needed. People with drug addictions would get counselling and support to break their addiction. Until then, they could ingest drugs in a safe and clean environment.

CN BC: As Overdoses Mount, Prompt Warnings Are Crucial

December 2, 2017 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 02 Dec 2017 - Lessons are still being digested after a lethal batch of opioids in October put emergency workers to the test The first warning came mid-afternoon on a Thursday in late October, from a client at a downtown Victoria HIV/AIDS and harm-reduction facility.

CN ON: Change For Drug Group

December 2, 2017 - 3:00am
The Sun Times, 02 Dec 2017 - Grey-Bruce task force expands mandate from mostly meth to other drugs, substances The Grey Bruce Task Force on Crystal Meth and Other Drugs is expanding its mandate. As part of the expansion, the group, which involves a network of over 30 local partners, has changed its name to the Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy.

CN ON: 'It's Not A One-Person Job'

December 1, 2017 - 3:00am
The Expositor, 01 Dec 2017 - First co-ordinator of drugs strategy says community role key to success As the first co-ordinator of a plan to address local drug use, Lacey DaSilva knows she has been handed a weighty task. The Brantford-Brant Community Drugs Strategy, officially launched earlier this month, sets out goals to delay or prevent substance abuse and keep those already using safe and healthy.