A man in recovery for a substance use disorder from Windsor, Ont., has a message for other users: If you’re going to use, call me.
‘I don’t want to die alone in an alley’: Finding sanctuary at the Moss Park Overdose Prevention Site
A rare look inside the government-sanctioned overdose prevention site in Toronto’s Moss Park neighbourhood to meet people who work there and those who use it.
Safer opioids needed to stem overdose epidemic, Canada’s top doctor says
Canada’s chief public health officer says the need to increase access to a “safer supply” of opioids is being reviewed with provinces and territories — a move encouraged by a number of public health experts.
‘People are going to die’: A city ravaged by the opioid crisis waits anxiously for overdose prevention site
The rate of overdose deaths in Thunder Bay, Ont., is double the provincial average. Health workers are trying to stem the devastation by giving drug users a supervised place to inject, with addiction help available a flight of stairs away.
Why overdose may be the wrong word when it comes to cannabis
Whether or not you can overdose on cannabis depends on two things: how you ingest it and how you define the word, “overdose.”
Mass opiate overdose suspected in Ohio prison
Five nurses, 15 correctional officers and an inmate at the Ross Correctional Institution in Ohio required medical attention after experiencing overdose symptoms due to exposure to an unknown substance. The Ohio Highway Patrol (OHP) was notified that people were sick and passing out at the prison at around 9 am, with officers and medics heading […]
Unsanctioned overdose prevention site to open in Toronto neighbourhood after province freezes funding
Harm reduction workers say they will open an unsanctioned overdose prevention site in Parkdale on Monday, just weeks after the province announced it would “pause” funding for future sites across the province.
Overdose deaths spike in downtown Toronto, prompting public warning by police
Toronto police have issued a public safety warning about a batch of dangerous opioids they believe are being sold in the downtown core after seven people died from drug overdoses over the past 12 days.
Ontario government puts 3 overdose prevention sites on hold
Ontario Minister of Health, Christine Elliott says the sites in Thunder Bay, St. Catharines and Toronto will be frozen as the province conducts a review of harm-reduction practices and determines if the sites “have merit.”
Demi Lovato vows to ‘keep fighting’ addiction in first post since a suspected overdose
Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS Pop star Demi Lovato has spoken out for the first time since a suspected drug overdose last month. Lovato wrote on Instagram that addiction is not something “that disappears or fades with time.” The 25-year-old was hospitalized in Los Angeles on July 24, but was reported to be in stable […]