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    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 practising for 26 years and also runs a non-profit corporation called BEEM — Best Evidence in Emergency...

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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. It’s called Over the Bridge — a nod to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ breakout hit Under the...

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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 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 a stairwell near Queen St. E and Trefann St. A 27-year-old man died on Thursday in the area of Queen...

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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. In fact, there have been studies that revealed that the methadone treatment program is more effective than the 180-day detoxification programs, which is founded on a series of counseling services. Just how effective is the methadone treatment program? Comparison with the Alternative Methadone maintenance treatment is a popularly used, but often controversial method of stopping...

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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

    “I have had patients I’ve trained who’ve used kits to save people’s lives in the community.” “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.” By Kate Bueckert, Amanda Margison, CBC News. Read full article,...

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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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