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Help for addictions close at hand at Northern Addictions Centre
The centre has helped Albertans, especially those residing in the northwest, through its unique services…
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The language of stigma: understanding how language can influence our perception
The words we use matter. Research has proven that terms like ‘substance abuser’ encourage bias and negative attitudes so understanding how language…
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B.C. to offer Canada’s first, permanent safe drug supply in response to overdose crisis
The initiative will start by offering opioid replacements, including fentanyl patches. Stimulants will come later. Prescribed heroin is not included in the program, because of a lack of supply, the minister says…
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Alberta businesses call on UCP to address spiking overdose deaths
“Alberta’s provincial government did not create the toxic drug crisis that claimed more Albertan lives in 2020 than COVID-19…
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The (em)Power of Pathways
By the age of 23, Jocelan Yeomans found herself married with three children. With a difficult childhood behind her, she felt…
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Speaking on Stigma in Our Systems – How Can we Make Change?

I have been thinking a lot about stigma and its implications for people with substance use disorders and/or chronic pain. Stigma is defined as “an attribute or quality which significantly discredits…
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AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE

Alberta’s Care Plan for Chronic Pain Patients on Long-Term Opioid Therapy
January 14, 2021
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Edmonton emergency services respond to 55 opioid-related calls in two days

997 people died of opioid overdoses in Alberta from January to November 2020…
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Alberta opioid deaths continue to spiral, with 228 in first two months of 2021

Overdose deaths continued to spike in Alberta during the first two months of 2021, with 228 opioid-related fatalities — a 153 per cent increase compared to January and February last year. New data…
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