In March 2011 I lost my younger brother Josh to an accidental overdose of hydromorphone. I started raising awareness regarding the prescription drug epidemic, more specifically opioids in my local community. This was the birth of Get Prescription Drugs off the Street (GPDOTS) and began my mission to bring awareness, education, and accountability to the… Continue reading The opioid epidemic – So you want to talk about personal responsibility?
January 18, 2012 Honourable Ross Landry Minister of Justice 5151 Terminal Road P.O. Box 7 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L6 Dear Minister Landry: There has been a spike in prescription drug related crimes in the Annapolis Valley area over the past few years. In particular pharmacy robberies, the motive is either to get pills… Continue reading Glavine Questions NS Minister Of Justice On Annapolis Valley RX Drug Related Crime
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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!
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
Annapolis Valley’s Drug Problems Mirror Rest of The Country.