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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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    How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence 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 […]

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    How to use a Naloxone opioid overdose kit

    . 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 […]

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    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. .

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    Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit

      Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but […]

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    Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Leon Bridges performs on AMA’s

    A new song about prescription drug addiction. .

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