July 19th 2014 Sarah Leopold, Corey Zwickers cousin and Kim Zwicker , Corey Zwickers aunt organized a spectacular washer toss tournament in honor of their loved one Corey Zwicker. The event raised $1000.00 for GPDOTS to support our advocacy efforts. GPDOTS would like to thank everyone who came out to the Corey Zwicker Memorial Washer… Continue reading Corey Zwicker Memorial Washer Toss a Huge Success!
Prescription Drop-off Initiatives These initiatives aim to reduce the harms associated with certain prescription drugs (e.g., opioids, sedative-hypnotics, stimulants) by: Promoting both the safe storage and disposal of prescription, over-the-counter and other drugs; Reducing the amount of these drugs available in people’s homes for possible diversion and accidental poisonings; Identifying unused medications to inform prescribing… Continue reading Prescription Drug Drop-off Day – Nova Scotia – Saturday, May 10, 2014.
This message is from Liberal MLA Diana Whalen:
The abuse and misuse of pharmaceutical drugs throughout Nova Scotia is of concern to police and from a public health perspective. According to a media release issued by the RCMP, there is a direct correlation between prescription drug abuse and criminal activity. It is felt the drop-off initiative will help reduce the number of prescription… Continue reading Nova Scotia takes part in the National RX Drug Drop Off Day
This morning members of GPDOTS had a peaceful demonstration in front of Kentville Provincial Court House. We wanted to bring awareness to fact that prescription drug traffickers are continuing to get “slaps on the wrist” for trafficking a schedule 1 drug. Other schedule 1 drugs include crack , cocaine , and heroin. In this video… Continue reading Demonstration at Kentville Court House March 18th 2013
In recent years, the number of addictions and deaths resulting from prescription drugs in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley has grown to crisis proportions. Premiering this Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, W5’s “PRESCRIPTION FOR TRAGEDY” investigates the prescription pill epidemic in this Canadian community, the growing number of kids and adults using… Continue reading W5’s Prescription for Tragedy – Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia
Please join me and Leo Glavine August 23rd 2012 at the Berwick Lions Hall at 7pm to discuss Prescription Drug Abuse Education in our local schools. For many years Nova Scotia students have been educated on the dangers of illicit drugs . As we all know prescription drug abuse is just as common if not… Continue reading Let’s Educate Our Youth On The Dangers Of Prescription Drug Abuse