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Opioid Crisis

The Canadian Paediatric Society has released new guidelines for clinicians.
Our response to overdose deaths is to target pain patients and their doctors, when most know that this is not the source of the problem.
"We live it, we sleep it, we breathe it, we walk it."
London health officials were concerned about a spike in overdoses.
Terrifying.
Canada's federal government is refusing to let the nation's legal cultivators of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis spread the word about the CBD-rich kind. This is in spite of the fact that the chemical CBD (also known as cannabidiol) provides some of marijuana's most sought-after healing powers, according to medical studies.
I have now been clean from opioids since April 2016 ... almost one year. It was not easy and I will always be an addict in recovery BUT if my mental illness and trauma was diagnosed earlier, I may never have sought the comfort of drugs.
The year is almost a wrap and - safe to say - 2016 was one for the books. In keeping with the spirit of the season, it's time again for a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s political parties and politicians to consider in their on-going quest for self-improvement.