Opioid Crisis

5.16.19

Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanising Myth

“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalise.

4.7.19

The Truth About Drug Dealers Lacing Cocaine with Fentanyl

Authorities have spoken out about the threat of fentanyl in recreational drugs, but there's reason to believe their claims are overblown.

2.4.19

The Dangers of Marketing Addictive Drugs

New findings about the pressure to sell OxyContin reveal a lot about the opioid crisis.

1.22.18

Tom Petty Died From an Accidental Drug Overdose Involving Opioids

Petty had a number of "serious ailments" that led doctors to prescribe him with opioids. According to the coroner, fentanyl was among the drugs found in the singer's system.

1.22.18

Tom Petty Died From an Accidental Drug Overdose Involving Opioids

Petty had a number of "serious ailments" that led doctors to prescribe him with opioids. According to the coroner, fentanyl was among the drugs found in the singer's system.

12.20.17

One Million Australians Are Abusing Prescription Drugs

New data shows our addiction to opioids is following the same trajectory as North America's.

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10.27.17

'I Try Not to Judge': A Conversation With Louis Theroux

In ‘Heroin Town’, your favourite bumbling BBC host embeds with opioid addicts in West Virginia.

8.31.17

How Massive Busts Could Create More Harm for People Who Use Drugs

With the biggest drug bust in Ontario history—$250-million—the province’s cocaine supply may have just gotten more dangerous.

6.7.17

The Death Toll for Opioid Deaths Last Year in Canada: 2,458

Experts say the number highlights the lack of action from the federal government.

4.28.17

Why Parents Are Going Public About Their Kids’ Overdose Deaths

A Calgary mother’s photo of her holding her dying son has been shared over 100,000 times on social media.

2.7.17

How the Stigma of Drug Addiction Hurts All of Us

As people in Canada continue to die en masse due to the opioid crisis, we look at how stereotypes surrounding drug use are holding society back everywhere.

10.31.16

What It’s Like Saving Lives on the Front Lines of an Opioid Crisis

"It's been chaos and constant putting out fires, not only in our building of 90 residents, but on the streets, in the alleys."

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