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?
Since the NDP government has been in power the have pulled funding from : Recovery House in Antigonish Talbot House in Sydney In July, funding for the Capital Health – Adult Compass (addiction services)program will end. This means that the 21 day program at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton will be the only adult inpatient… Continue reading NDP Likes To Give A Little , Then Take A Lot ..
6 months have now passed since my brother Joshua died and the Annapolis Valley Prescription Pill problem came to the public light. August 31st 2011 the Department of Health and Wellness released their Working Groups Recommendations. In theDepartment’s Media Release they stated : ” The department has already started work on several recommendations. Health and… Continue reading Government Not Helping Those Who Need It The Most
I was very pleased to see the Nova Scotia Department Of Health and Wellness finally release the recommendations their working group put together back in June of this year. However , what the heck took so long if there is no action plan with these recommendations? The recommendations this working group put together sound amazing… Continue reading Government Dancing With The Devil