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    What it’s like being a methadone doctor

    What it’s like being a methadone doctor

    Written by Dr. John Crosby – November 28, 2017 for canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca . I recently had lunch with Dr. Andrew Worster, an old friend from my emergency days 25 years ago. He works at an opioid addiction clinic in Cambridge, Ont., and still does ER shifts at Hamilton General Hospital. He works in the ER one or two eight-10-hour shifts per week but doesn’t do night shifts any more so he enjoys the two jobs. He has been...

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    How can I tell is someone is struggling with Opioid Addiction?

    How can I tell is someone is struggling with Opioid Addiction?

    Opioid Addiction is a tragic crisis that is impacting not only Canada, but all over the world. Opiates cover a huge variety of drugs, ranging from legal drugs such as fentanyl, codeine, and morphine to illegal drugs such as heroin and opium. What is concerning is that prescription opiate abusers are far more likely to eventually develop a heroin addiction than a non-opiate abuser, as illegal drugs will offer a similar high at a cheaper price....

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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

    Event is happening at This Ain’t Hollywood in downtown Hamilton tonight . “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. Now, as overdoses and deaths due to opioid use continue to mount across the city, Piva has launched an addiction and recovery nonprofit organization specifically for the music industry....

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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 say there have been four deaths due to fentanyl and 20 incidents of fentanyl overdose since Thursday [within three days]. “Toronto police have issued a public safety alert after four deaths likely caused by fentanyl overdose in the past three days in downtown Toronto. Police said there have been four fatalities and 20 overdose incidents since Thursday. The most recent incident was on Saturday when a woman was found dead in...

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