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Sister Louise Dunn recognized for 33 years of work helping conquer addictions

Sister Louise Dunn recognized for 33 years of work helping conquer addictions

On Saturday she will be honoured at Recovery Day Ottawa, part of a North America-wide movements to celebrate recovery from addiction. This year’s …
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More beds not the answer to fentanyl crisis, says BC’s provincial health officer

“Addictions is an area that has been under-resourced in North America for many years … [but] we have a lot of feet on the ground for this.” …
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Potential for misuse & diversion of opioids to addicts should not overshadow their therapeutic value

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Opioids are very effective for treating some types of pain, such as cancer pain and postoperative pain, but not for other kinds of pain like chronic low back pain. An increase in the number of opioid-related deaths among addicts has led to the current movement to restrict opioid prescribing by state and federal authorities. While a laudable goal, t
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Leading global health commission calls for reform of drug policies worldwide

A leading global public health commission is calling for new policies that would transform our approach to drug use, addiction and control worldwide, including the decriminalization of minor and non-violent drug offenses. According to a report released this morning by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Lancet, the war on drugs and zero-tolerance policies have undercut pub
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Feasibility and success of cell-phone assisted remote observation of medication adherence (CAROMA) in vlinical trials

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