Important advice for casual party-drug users taking illegal substances bought on the black market more

Jun 29, 2017 3:56 AM News


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in 2016, an estimated 2,300 Canadians died from an overdose. In the US, overdoses now account for more annual deaths than either car accidents or guns. more

May 26, 2017 8:47 AM News

Court upholds random drug testing policy suggesting a “culture of drug and alcohol use” at the transit provider, but to what extent there’s an issue with vehicle operators is less clear more

Apr 6, 2017 11:27 AM News 2 Comments


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"It's not like a genius pill that's going to automatically make you a scholar. It just makes you get your work done a bit faster, allows you to concentrate more." more

Apr 5, 2017 6:09 PM Education 1 Comments

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Paul Salvatori

"I keep hearing things about safe injections sites here in Toronto and other things that can be done... It needs to happen now. I hate the thought of anyone else, any other mother, experiencing what I'm experiencing right now." more

Feb 22, 2017 3:08 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 2 Comments


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Both Gavin MacMillan and Carasco Enzo De Jesus were arrested again on January 23, and are now charged with four counts of gang sexual assault and trafficking drugs more

Jan 25, 2017 11:54 AM Drinks 2 Comments

The efforts of harm reduction groups to deal with the rash of opioid overdoses are necessary, but it's hard for me to accept my brother as simply a "drug user" more

Jan 18, 2017 6:35 PM News 3 Comments

"We see so many adverts for cancer awareness on TV – celebrities fundraising, people talking about it. You rarely see people talking about their HIV. It's still dealt with in silence." more

Jan 11, 2017 5:42 PM News 77 Comments


Malone Mullin

Three Toronto needle exchange hot spots, including The Works at Yonge and Dundas, have applied to install injection booths at each facility more

Nov 30, 2016 5:56 PM News

Users and sex workers are grandfathers, grandmothers, poets, says Hugh Gibson about workers at Regent Park’s StreetHealth harm-reduction outreach project more

Oct 5, 2016 6:00 PM Interviews and features

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