Canada Heroin

Vancouver Volunteer Revives Mouse Who Overdosed On Heroin

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The animal was "pretty comatose.''

From Panic To 'Total, Extreme Pain': Drug Users Describe Withdrawal

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Thirty-two years clean, Bill Wong still remembers the "unbearable" pain.

Mother And Grandmother Sentenced In Teen's Overdose Death

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.16.2016 | Canada

Andrew Frye was found dead at a hotel in suburban Ohio.

Kindergartner Brought 30 Packets Of Heroin To School

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada

"Thank God he wasn't giving it to another student."

Grandma In Ohio Overdose Photo Gets 180 Days In Jail

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada

Rhonda Pasek pleaded no contest to a child endangering charge.

Canada Now Allows Prescription Heroin

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada

Supervised heroin therapy is used in several countries, including Switzerland.

Cavity Search Turns Up 1,400 Bags Worth Of Heroin In Man's Body

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada

Fernando Estrella of the Bronx faces several drug-related charges.

Canada's Drug Policy Failed Me As A Teenage Heroin Addict

International Centre for Science in Drug Policy | Posted 04.01.2017 | Canada Impact
International Centre for Science in Drug Policy

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.

Eight Dead In Victoria From Suspected Overdoses In One Week

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The Coroners Service wants to warn users to be extra cautious.

Prescribe Heroin To Addicts: Expert

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia

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.

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 arrest...

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 happen aga...

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.