In 2008, There Were 14,800 Prescription Painkiller Deaths How Prescription Painkiller Deaths Occur Prescription painkillers work by binding to receptors in the brain to decrease the perception of pain. These powerful drugs can create a feeling of euphoria, cause physical dependence, and, in some people, lead to addiction. Prescription painkillers also cause sedation and slow… Continue reading For Every Prescription Drug Death In The United States There Are :
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is the independent and quasi-judicial control organ for the implementation of the United Nations drug conventions. History The Board had predecessors since the time of under the League of Nations. It all started in 1909 in Shanghai with the International Opium Commission, the first international drug control conference. The… Continue reading Hydromorphone Quota Raised 589% Over 10 Years In Canada
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