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“The current approach to drug use actually worsens the situation because it forces people into unsafe drug practices and it actually prevents people from getting help,” says medical officer of health Eileen de Villa more

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Samuel Engelking

The Moss Park overdose prevention site began as a symbol of anguish and frustration – and lack of government support – caused by the ongoing opioid crisis. Over time, it became emblematic of the resolve of volunteers who showed up every day. more

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OCAD University design students have created a series of prototypes that would allow untrained bystanders to respond to an overdose more

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Paul Salvatori

Breaking the rules just to survive more

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Paul Salvatori

Ontario has offered police services access to the kits in response to the growing number of opioid-related deaths, but the province's largest municipal police force is lukewarm to the idea more

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Despite marijuana being a legally prescribed medication, few patients are able to receive coverage through benefit plans creating a financial incentive to substitute medical cannabis for addictive opioid-based drugs more

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Samuel Engelking

Despite pleas to the PM's office, the burden of responding to an emergency that continues to grow is being left to harm reduction workers and concerned members of the community more

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Declan Keogh

Everyone who works on Queen West Community Health Centre's harm reduction outreach team comes, in one form or another, from the street-involved communities they serve more

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Paul Salvatori

Only two major post-secondary schools are stocking naloxone in response to the drug overdose epidemic more

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Eden non-profit society's opioid substitution program aims to show how street-level dispensaries can be useful in the fight against overdose crisis more

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Michelle da Silva

If Mayor Tory is willing to “consider anything” to stem overdose emergency he must call for an end to marijuana dispensary raids because the science-based evidence is in: cannabis can save lives more

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Paul Salvatori

Toronto's strategy might include plans for future supervised injection services in Community Health Centres and pop-up safe drug use sites, as in Vancouver more

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Tobias Wang

The decision comes after WayHome Music and Arts Festival reversed a policy banning festival-goers from carrying anti-overdose kits more

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

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Samuel Engelking

The truth is that long before the “war on drugs,” governments, drug manufacturers, dealers and users were racing to criminalize, formulate or get high on new substances more

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Like marijuana, kratom has many different strains and up until recently could be bought in local head shops, but now Health Canada is ordering the product off shelves more

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Paul Salvatori

Toronto Public Health calls on province to address psychological impacts of overdose epidemic on harm reduction workers more

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