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 Jun 6
Supporters of Bill C-22 say it would help address systemic overrepresentation of minorities in court.
Health Notes Jun 2
The April 2021 death total was 43 percent higher than the number of similar deaths in April 2020.
Commentary May 15
Vancouver has finally set its sight on drug decriminalization, recently making public the details of the proposed "Vancouver Model".
Movie Reviews May 5
Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning Of Empathy was shot over five years.
Commentary Apr 30
British Columbians now have a clear understanding of the significance and seriousness of a public crisis requiring government intervention.
Health Notes Apr 29
The B.C. and Canadian governments have failed to bring down the number of illicit-drug overdoses—and harm reduction advocates blame the lack of a safe drug supply.
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.