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?
From: Amy Graves [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:15 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RX Drug Abuse In Bridgewater , What Action Are You Taking MLA Ramey? Dear Mr. Ramey , It has come to my attention that there has been a recent prescription drug related death in your community of Bridgewater Nova Scotia. Brandon… Continue reading Letter To Gary Ramey About RX Drug Abuse, MLA For Bridgewater Nova Scotia
CBC.ca | Information Morning Nova Scotia | Valley doctors learn to administer methadone. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE !
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
Government released this today : HEALTH/WELLNESS–Campaign Warns of Dangers of Mixing Alcohol, Prescription Drugs —————————————————————– The province is taking steps to raise awareness about the dangers of mixing prescription drugs and alcohol. The Department of Health and Wellness launched a province-wide advertising campaign this week to warn Nova Scotians about the risks of drinking and… Continue reading NOVA SCOTIA ATTEMPTS PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
CBC.ca | Information Morning Nova Scotia | New addictions program in the Valley. If Dr Doran thinks this is going to make me quiet he is crazy ! We still have not tackled the diversion aspect as well as many recommendations from the Ministers working group . We have only scratched the surface of this… Continue reading CBC.ca | Information Morning Nova Scotia | New addictions program in the Valley
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
Annapolis Valley’s Drug Problems Mirror Rest of The Country.