More and more people in Sudbury and northeastern Ontario are looking for help with a prescription drug addiction. Five years ago more than 200 people in the region called the province’s Drug and Alcohol Helpline for help with prescription painkillers. That number has more than doubled — to almost 550 people. Cam McTaggart, an intake… Continue reading Annapolis Valley Pop. Seeks Help For Prescription Drugs More Than Alcohol And Nicotine COMBINED!
Health and Wellness October 12, 2011 1:07 PM The province is providing more help for people struggling with opiate addiction in the Annapolis Valley. Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald announced today, Oct. 12, that funding is being provided for methadone treatment to address the significant wait list in the region. Currently there are 27… Continue reading N.S. GOVERNMENT FUNDS METHADONE PROGRAM IN ANNAPOLIS VALLEY
I Found this in a report done by Public Safety Canada about a workshop they did on the abuse of pharmaceuticals . This workshop was held in June 2011 in Vancouver B.C. Drugs on the Street: The unintended impact of prescribing in Nova Scotia The prescription drug abuse problem in Nova Scotia has exploded over… Continue reading Drugs On The Street: The Unintended Impact Of Prescribing In Nova Scotia
These statistics were found in a power point presentation I discovered on opiate abuse and methadone treatment in 2006 in Nova Scotia Canada. The people who contributed to this power point presentation were : Jessica Dooley DR Susan Kirkland DR John Fraser DR Mark Ashbridge resources.cpha.ca/CPHA/Conf/Data/A08-355e.ppt These are the percentages of each provinces… Continue reading NOVA SCOTIA ALMOST TRIPLES NATIONAL AVERAGE IN ILLEGAL OPIATE USERS
Annapolis Valley’s Drug Problems Mirror Rest of The Country.
Anyone else see anything wrong with this picture?? The Medical Consultant for the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program is also the Network Director of the Community Pain Network , a website and program funded by PURDUE PHARMA !!!!! Purdue is the maker of drugs such as Oxy Contin and Dillaudid. Is this not a great… Continue reading Prescription Monitoring Program Not So Innocent
Narcotics Prescribed In Nova Scotia
An Examination of Trends in Acetaminophen/Opioid Prescriptions: During the summer of 2010, Roderick Clark worked with the Prescription Monitoring Program as a resident with the Drug Use Management and Policy Research Residency program, funded by Dalhousie University, to examine trends in acetaminophen/opioid prescription use in Nova Scotia. The Residency program is supported by the CHSRF,… Continue reading 3,540 Nova Scotians Over Prescribed Pain Pills