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

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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Understanding What Methadone Is and How It Works

As a class of drugs, opioids include hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, heroin and morphine. All opioids are chemically similar, interacting with the nerve cells’ opioid receptors throughout the body and brain. Generally, opioid pain relievers can be safe when taken for an appropriate amount of time with a doctor’s prescription and supervision, but they can lead […]

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Opioid Epidemic in Canada

The opioid crisis has been a serious problem in Canada for many years. Individuals continue to misuse opioids, leading to a reduced quality of life, accidental overdoses and even death. Everyone wants to see their loved ones who suffer from opioid addiction overcome their struggle, and many of those struggling themselves are seeking recovery. It’s […]

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Why is Canada’s Needle Exchange Program Important

Injection drug misuse has been an ongoing crisis in Canada for decades. To mitigate some of the risks and provide users with safer alternatives, Needle Exchange Programs (NEPs) have been implemented across the country. NEPs, which are a harm reduction measure, are confidential and free. These programs provide high-risk users with sterile supplies, which helps […]

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