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Toxi-City: Deadly drugs in Edmonton — Overdoses are happening across all neighbourhoods and families are bearing the brunt of the crisis

Joshua Corbiere died where his parents believed he would be safest, a recovery centre…

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Alberta records deadliest year for drug overdoses in 2021

Alberta recorded its deadliest year on record for drug overdoses with more than 1,700 deaths in 2021. The province released data late Thursday showing 176 people died in both November and December bringing the yearly total to 1,758…

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Alberta announces $825K in funding for addictions, mental health organization in Medicine Hat

A Medicine Hat organization is getting $825,000 in funding from the province in an effort to improve access to addiction treatment…

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‘Political stunt’: NDP members resign from Alberta safe drug supply committee

Opposition NDP members resigned Friday from a committee tasked to examine a safe drug supply, saying it’s a “political stunt” by the Alberta government instead of meaningful work…

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Mobile overdose prevention site in Abbotsford seeks to meet drug users where they are

Fraser Health is launching a mobile overdose prevention service in Abbotsford, B.C., to help reduce harm for people who use drugs in the city. The service, run by the health…

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Personal health numbers required at Alberta supervised consumption sites until trial ends

A recent decision by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta is being praised by the provincial government, but criticized by overdose prevention groups…

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UBC study reveals link between medically prescribed opioids and injection drug use

Patients receiving chronic prescription opioid treatments for non-cancer pain are about eight times more likely to start injection drug use, according to a new study from researchers at the UBC Faculty of Medicine and BC Centre for Disease…

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‘Help them get their lives back’: Alberta police to offer addiction treatment access in jails

Police officers in Alberta will now be able to offer immediate access to addiction treatment when they arrest someone.

The leaders of the Edmonton Police Service, Calgary Police…

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Alberta’s Care Plan for Chronic Pain Patients on Long-Term Opioid Therapy
January 14, 2021
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