CBC News speaks with GreeneStone’s Program Manager about overdose deaths in Simcoe / Muskoka

Ontario Provincial Police issued a warning in early 2023 about a “highly potent and potentially fatal strain” of illicit opioid possibly circulating in the Simcoe-Muskoka region. CBC News reporter Talia Ricci speaks with experts about the region’s opioid crisis, including Jeremy McIvor, Program Manager at GreeneStone Centre for Recovery. “In remote locations, accessibility to care […]

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Congratulations on Danielle McCarron’s 2022WOI Difference Maker Award!

Presented by the Universal Womens Network, Danielle McCarron has been recognized with the Difference Maker Award for her extraordinary commitment to helping others and for making an impact while leading with purpose. As Vice President of Inpatient and Virtual programs at CATC, Danielle oversees the continuous improvement and development of intensive inpatient and virtual treatment […]

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CSAM Scientific Conference presentation on Hep C care innovations

Recently, at the annual Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM-SMCA) 2022 Scientific Conference, we presented on how we were able to improve Hepatitis C (HCV) care at scale during the COVID-19 pandemic using several innovative, tech-based interventions.  As Canada’s trusted community partner for opioid agonist treatment (OAT) CATC offers seamless HCV screening and linkage to […]

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How has Covid-19 Impacted Opioid Addiction in Ontario? 

COVID-19 created many challenges, particularly due to ongoing isolation, and the collective traumatic impact of a global pandemic. The use of all substances increased during the pandemic, and rates of opioid overdoses hit an all-time high.    Since March of 2020, the rate of opioid overdoses in Ontario, Canada, has increased by 57%. Additionally, opioid fatalities […]

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Keeping our patients safe, one dose at a time

September 17th is World Patient Safety Day: established by the World Health Organization to call for global action to improve patient safety. This year’s theme is Medication Safety: something we take extremely seriously. Medication is an important part of treatment for substance use disorder and opioid addiction, and ensuring it’s taken safely every time is […]

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Signs of an Opioid Overdose and What to Do When It Happens

Opioids — which include drugs like heroin, fentanyl, codeine, morphine, hydromorphone, oxycodone, methadone and buprenorphine — are sometimes prescribed to treat and manage pain. However, these drugs can also be dangerous when misused.  In Canada, opioid overdoses and deaths are an ongoing crisis, with the number of hospitalizations and deaths steadily rising. Between 2016 and […]

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