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    COVID-19 announcement

    . CATC is following/implementing all Public Health Guidelines (for health care professionals) to keep our staff and patients healthy. We have implemented a long list of actions to keep our care environment safe and hygienic.  This week you will also notice a number of social distancing strategies. Please speak to your local clinic team if […]

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    Opinion: Downtown methadone clinics are a good thing

    I have been on methadone since August 2016 and let me tell you it has been the best decision I have ever made in my life!

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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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    Affecting change in addiction medicine

    Dr. Mike Franklyn ~ Addiction physician, Health Sciences North, Sudbury. 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 […]

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    What it’s like being a methadone doctor

    Written by Dr. John Crosby – November 28, 2017 for . 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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