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The federal government's response is so far from appropriate, so far from adequate and so far from stemming the tide of death that many have lost hope.
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London health officials were concerned about a spike in overdoses.
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The animal was "pretty comatose.''
Thirty-two years clean, Bill Wong still remembers the "unbearable" pain.
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Andrew Frye was found dead at a hotel in suburban Ohio.
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"Thank God he wasn't giving it to another student."
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Rhonda Pasek pleaded no contest to a child endangering charge.
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Supervised heroin therapy is used in several countries, including Switzerland.
Fernando Estrella of the Bronx faces several drug-related charges.
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Over the five years I spent seeking treatment, my family and I encountered a seemingly endless series of obstacles -- from programs that couldn't accommodate me, to waiting lists that lasted much longer than my desire to get clean -- all of which combined to feel like the treatment system was designed for me to fail.
The Coroners Service wants to warn users to be extra cautious.
It would be effective for a small subset of heroin addicts who have tried to quit but cannot succeed using traditional methods, said an expert from UBC.
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There has never been an independent analysis of InSite, yet, if you base your knowledge on Vancouver media reports, the case is closed. InSite is a success and should be copied nationwide for the benefit of humanity. Tangential links to declining overdose rates are swallowed whole. Thomas Kerr's claims of reduced "public disorder" in the neighbourhood go unchallenged, despite other mitigating factors such as police activity and community initiative. Journalists note Onsite, the so-called "treatment program" above the injection site, ignoring Onsite's reputation among neighbourhood residents as a spit-shined flophouse of momentary sobriety.
Hi. My name is Dave and I'm a scanaholic. Like most addicts, my illness started innocently enough. One day after going through the grocery checkout line, I happened to look at my receipt and noticed that I had been overcharged for a sale-priced jar of peanut butter.
Heroin has recently claimed the lives of some unlikely victims in Toronto this year, and some others seem to be off the deep end nearing the end. My friend just died, apparently from snorting what couldn't have been a huge amount, on a rare occasion. From what I can tell, 2013 has seen a spike in opiate use, specifically smoked and snorted heroin, in Parkdale and beyond. I don't think the Dandy Warhols will save us this time; the only visible means to effectively address the problem is to explore the void that creates demand for it. From where does the propensity to knowingly consume a deadly substance in pursuit of release from a harsh reality stem?
WIth the recent cases of cannibalism as a consequence of using bath salts, a synthetic drug that's now easily found on the streets, people are wondering: Is this the beginning of the zombie apocalypse? Or is this merely the consequence of slow-moving, half-witted drug policies that in fact encourage this type of drug economy?
OTTAWA - Defence Minister Peter MacKay and his U.S. and Mexican counterparts wrap up a two-day meeting in Ottawa today that has focused on shared North American security threats.Drug trafficking, cybe...
It's been referred to as "an unlikely weapon in the war:" a joyous fragrance at the beauty counter made from organic essential oils that help farmers in Afghanistan get off of the illegal poppy crop that accounts for 90 per cent of the world's heroin supply.