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 Mar 18
Balancing the needs and risks of opioid use to manage pain effectively and safely requires cohesive efforts.
Health Notes Feb 11
Jordan Westfall wonders why the province won't allow a nonprofit company to distribute diacetylmorphine (heroin) in British Columbia.
Commentary Jan 19
A free local service does the most drug checking in Canada.
Health Notes Dec 21
According to chief coroner Lisa LaPointe, the province is facing a record-breaking year for lives lost due to a toxic illicit-drug supply.
Health Notes Nov 28
Both paramedics and police officers administered multiple doses of naloxone to several people at a West End apartment.
Straight Talk Nov 25
It came on the same day that the B.C. Coroners Service reported that therre were 162 illicit-drug toxicity deaths across the province last month.
Straight Talk Nov 24
A parent found cannabis edibles in their child's Halloween bag, while RCMP shut down three clandestine drug labs in Richmond.
Sex & Romance Nov 22
There are many parallels between what happened to those who pleasured themselves in the 19th century and people who use illegal drugs nowadays.
Commentary Nov 22
A Vancouver lawyer says the opioid crisis is real and it is serious, which justifies this action.
Commentary Oct 29
It’s not the users who are the problem—it’s the people who sell it. They are the true monsters of our society.
Commentary Oct 23
The former mayor is seeking reelection as the B.C. Liberal candidate in Vancouver–False Creek.
Politics Oct 18
The host of the Crackdown podcast has called on B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson to kick one of his incumbents off the slate.