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Pop-Up Safe Injection Site Hits Vancouver

Vancouver is testing a new operation to combat the drug overdose epidemic: pop-up safe injection sites. The small operation consists of a couple of people trained in CPR, chair, clean needles and Narcan (aka naloxone). Just recently, Vice reported that a “harm reduction tent” had been set up for a week now in downtown Vancouver. . . . . Continue Reading


Heroin for Heroin Addicts?

Drug addiction treatment that’s one-size-fits-all doesn’t help everyone who’s struggling. Obviously, there are some who fall outside the current standard of treatment for substance use disorders. As it stands, standard treatments for heroin drug addiction include detoxification, abstinence programs, and methadone maintenance. However, there is a subgroup of people that do not benefit from these . . . . Continue Reading


What is Harm Reduction and Does it Work?

What is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction is both a set of general principles used to change and enforce political policies concerning the way that societies respond to drug problems and, a belief system that encompasses the specific types of intervention, such as needle and syringe programs and methadone treatment, in order to reduce risks to . . . . Continue Reading


Is tough love the best way to treat addiction?

What is ‘Tough Love?’ Tough love in addiction treatment is very much from the viewpoint of the non-addict. For those who do not know what addiction is first-hand, as an addict, it can be difficult to understand the mindset of someone who continuously uses a substance or engages in a behavior that causes negative life . . . . Continue Reading


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