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    Clinic, naloxone helping city’s significant opioid problem, emergency doctor says

      “Peterborough Regional Health Centre has third highest rate of ER visits for opioid poisoning in new study” A report ranking Peterborough with the third-highest number of emergency department visits speaks to the city’s “significant problem” with opioid use, says a doctor who is leading harm-reduction efforts at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. More overdoses are […]

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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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Keys Facts About the Opioid Addiction

        The media attention across North America is shining a light on the epidemic that some are saying is worse than any we have seen in past 30 years. The country’s opioid addiction epidemic is fueled by prescription addiction, synthetic drugs, and the extremely addictive heroin drug. We need to arm ourselves with information […]

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