Here's a collection of our coverage of addiction-related issues, including Vancouver and B.C.'s opioid and overdose crisis, mental-health issues, various forms of addiction (including smoking, alcohol, sex, and gambling), harm reduction, treatment and therapies, and more.
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webpage. Commentary Sep 25
For decades, outreach nurses in B.C. have been at the front line of providing health care to marginalized people, particularly those in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside.
Commentary Sep 10
The only OneCity Vancouver member of city council says that she has seen a rise in poor-bashing rhetoric.
News Sep 1
Drinking to cope was related to increased alcohol use after the onset of the pandemic.
Sports Aug 29
His widow issued a statement saying the family was completely shocked to discover the cause.
Health Features Aug 28
The Canadian Association for Safe Supply claims that the health minister is "nowhere to be found".
Commentary Aug 20
A Vancouver lawyer calls it a small but essential step toward decriminalizing people who are addicted.
Tech Aug 19
Some can indulge in gaming for five hours a day and not show any effects, but one therapist and author says that they are few and far between.
Commentary Jul 17
Access to a safe supply of pharmaceutical alternatives to the toxic illegal-drug supply is essential to dropping the record monthly overdose-death numbers.
Health Notes Jul 15
The number of new cases rebounded today above 20, where it had been for several consecutive days over the past week.
Commentary Jul 3
Involuntary care in the absence of ready access to voluntary services raises more questions than answers.
Health Notes Jun 12
A second health emergency that has been taking place during the pandemic has been overshadowed.
Movie Reviews May 19
The Other Half, writer-director Joey Klein delivers a very different study of codepency.