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While policy makers in Nova Scotia talk people continue to die

On a day when Nova Scotians are honoring loved ones who have died because of an overdose the provincial government announced they will be delaying the life saving naloxone distribution program.  This program was one of the few interventions that had a specific timeline in Nova Scotia’s Opioid Action Plan released in July. GPDOTS is… Continue reading While policy makers in Nova Scotia talk people continue to die

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Julie Vail tells her son Tyrell’s story after losing him to an opioid overdose

Tyrell would go to the doctor to ask for help and he would come out with some other type of medication. He would overdose but the doctors would send him home with another prescription. I wish I knew that these types of drugs were on the streets. By the time I realized what I was dealing with Tyrells addiction had taken a hold of him.

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Nova Scotia needs help not hype to address the opioid crisis.

  A press conference was held with Chief Medical Officer of Health Robert Strang today in Nova Scotia to announce the arrival of carfentanil on the streets. While it is nice to see an effort to educate the public on the new and highly dangerous opioid, the messaging could have been more effective if they… Continue reading Nova Scotia needs help not hype to address the opioid crisis.

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Advocate For Action On The Opioid Crisis Event

    Join us in creating awareness and advocating for action on the many facets of the opioid crisis. Bring a sign, photo of a loved one, or simply yourself to help us bring attention to this important public health issue. We will be located at Robie, Quinpool, Cogswell and Bell Road Intersection portion of… Continue reading Advocate For Action On The Opioid Crisis Event