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More than 900 Albertans died from opioid poisoning in first 10 months of 2020

New data released by the Alberta government Friday shows the province is on track for a record-breaking number of opioid deaths in 2020.

Information published on a new government substance abuse surveillance website…

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Southern Alberta First Nation Records 15 Overdoses Since Friday

After more than a dozen overdoses occurred on the Kainai First Nation since noon on Friday, police are looking for answers and they need the public’s help. Officials with the Blood Tribe Police Service and EMS say they’ve responded to 15 drug overdoses since Nov. 20…
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Government of Canada Takes Action to Support People Living with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain has significant impacts on a person’s physical and mental health, often preventing people from enjoying everyday activities. In Canada, an estimated one in four people, aged 15 or older, live with chronic pain… Read more. 

Collaborative Mentorship Network Secures New Funding & Broadens Scope

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1.9 million funding contribution from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP)… Read more.

“I have recognized addiction and chronic pain as being a significant part of my practice since starting medicine…” Read more.