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    Affecting change in addiction medicine

    Affecting change in addiction medicine

    Dr. Michael Franklyn wears many hats in the field of medicine. As a family doctor in Sudbury for almost 25 years, Dr. Franklyn recalls fearing for the life of a female patient in 2002; she was using methadone and forced to travel weekly to Toronto for care.

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    Hamilton music community hosts overdose training as opioid crisis grips city

    Hamilton music community hosts overdose training as opioid crisis grips city

    Ace Piva knows the dangers of opioid addiction all too well. He’s seen it up close — both as a tour manager across Canada, and as an addictions counsellor in Hamilton.

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    CATC partnering to improve lives of patients

    CATC partnering to improve lives of patients

    CATC partnering to improve lives of patients.

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    Recovery Day to bring awareness, support and hope

    Recovery Day to bring awareness, support and hope

    Tara Edeh from the Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres and founder of Recovery Day, Annie McCullough shed light on Recovery Day dedicated to help out people coming out of any kind of addictions. – video courtesy of BT Breakfast Television. .    

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    Toronto police issue safety alert after four suspected fentanyl deaths

    Toronto police issue safety alert after four suspected fentanyl deaths

    Toronto police have issued a public safety alert after four deaths likely caused by fentanyl overdose in the past three days in downtown Toronto.

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    Frequently Asked Methadone Treatment Questions

    Frequently Asked Methadone Treatment Questions

    It is understandable that there are still a couple of questions surrounding the use of methadone. Take a look at some methadone treatment questions.

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    Methadone Treatment Effectiveness

    Methadone Treatment Effectiveness

    Despite the varying points of view, it is difficult to dismiss the effectiveness of the methadone maintenance treatment in the reduction of heroin use of addicts.

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    How to use a Naloxone opioid overdose kit

    How to use a Naloxone opioid overdose kit

    . The kits are available prescription-free at Ont pharmacies. Could you use one in an emergency? . Since anti-overdose kits for opioids were made available in pharmacies in June 2016, Ontario’s ministry of health has distributed 12,000 Naloxone packages to more than 1,400 locations across the province. Here’s what pharmacists at the Canadian Addiction Treatment Pharmacy want you to know about using a Naloxone kit correctly. .   Call 911 Even if you have an Naloxone kit, don’t wait to call for help. Contact emergency...

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    How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence against opioid overdoses

    How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence against opioid overdoses

    People who are concerned a friend or loved one could overdose on opioid drugs like heroin or fentanyl can turn to their pharmacists for help.
    Since June 24, kits containing naloxone – a drug that reverses overdose effects – have been available to pharmacists to give out to Ontario health card holders for free over the counter.

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    Kristina’s story

    Kristina’s story

    Kristina’s story Discover Kristina’s story. She is a registered practical nurse that specializes in drug treatment. Every day she sees people suffering the effects of opiate addiction. She wants anyone suffering with an addiction to know that there are options, and there’s really good people out there to help. .

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