Methadone Maintenance Treatment Policies
Each province in Canada is responsible for implementing their respective guidelines for the treatment of opioid addiction using methadone. So what are the things that you should know?
How Pharmacists are Becoming the First Line of Defense 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 – […]
How to Use a Naloxone Kit for Opioid Overdose
. 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 […]
Addiction Through the Eyes of a Nurse: 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. .