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.
For further coverage about mental-health issues, visit this webpage.
A triumvirate of NDP power brokers—Health Minister Adrian Dix, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, and Premier John Horgan—oppose one of the provincial health officer's key recommendations to reduce deaths from illicit drug use.
If a royal commission ever is established to investigate the causes of Canada's opioid epidemic, it would likely focus on the years that former prime minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative party held power.
Last month, the Straight reported that deaths inside social-housing sites appear to be on the rise; now, operators point to systemic challenges inherent in finding a balance between security and privacy and government rules that contradict one another.