Canada Heroin

35 KILOGRAMS Of Heroin Seized At Vancouver Airport

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - RCMP say heroin seized at Vancouver's airport came from south Asia and involved organized crime.Sgt. Laurie White says two men were ar...

GWAR Singer Died Of Heroin OD

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Music

Virginia's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that GWAR singer Dave Brockie died from an accidental heroin overdose earlier this year...

Lawsuit Calls For Prescription Heroin

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - For decades, Larry Love's daily life was consumed by heroin. Find it. Inject it. Repeat.That cycle, he said, was broken last year when he ...

Teen Addict Needs Help: Mother

CBC | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The mother of a heroin-addicted teen in Burnaby is calling for changes to drug treatment programs for young people. The teen, who is 16 years old an...

Minister Backpedals On Heroin Decision

CBC | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Politics

Health Minister Rona Ambrose says her department's decision to provide heroin to certain addicts under a federal program is wrong and won't ...

Is InSite Really All It's Cracked Up To Be?

Mark Hasiuk | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Hasiuk

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.

Confessions of a Scanaholic

David Martin | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Living
David Martin

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.

Is Heroin Making a Comeback in Canada?

Alixander III | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Alixander III

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?

Who Do We Blame for Bath Salts? William-Sonoma, or Government Drug Policies?

Dan Werb | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada
Dan Werb

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?

Canada's Military May Work With U.S. And Mexico In War On Drugs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Politics

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 Nort...

Beauty That Could End War

Barbara Stegemann | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Living
Barbara Stegemann

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.