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Growing hope, through farming and community building

The opioid epidemic has no easy solutions, but dialogue and understanding build the right foundation

  • Jun 14, 2021

 

Ally Thomas, 12, seen in an undated family handout photo, died on April 14 from a suspected overdose. Her family says they are frustrated more public supports weren't available when they tried to get her help. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Minister says suspected overdose death of 12-year-old pushing B.C. to ‘do better’

Minister Sheila Malcolmson of Mental Health and Addictions says the government is working ‘as hard as we can’ to build a system of care for youths

 

A man pauses at a coffin after carrying it during a memorial march to remember victims of overdose deaths in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. announces historic half-billion-dollar funding for overdose crisis, mental health

Of it, $152 million will be used to address the opioid crisis and see the creation of 195 new substance use treatment beds

 

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Let’s Talk Day: Why family support should be the heart of mental health treatment in B.C.

‘Research has shown when families are involved in a patient’s care they typically have greater success’

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PASS is more than a shelter – they provide housing, food, clothing, services and support for those experiencing homelessness.

An Opioid Dialogue: Alberni Valley Therapeutic Recovery Community (TRC) offers long term benefits

Lengthier recovery program, social enterprise key goals for local proposal

  • Jan 11, 2021
PASS is more than a shelter – they provide housing, food, clothing, services and support for those experiencing homelessness.
Clark Power, left, talks to residents of Wintergreen Apartments and trailers as he hands out clothing and hand warmers from LB Woodchoppers on Dec. 15, 2020. Power accompanied Mark Braunagel to the Fourth Avenue location as part of Braunagel’s work. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Clark Power, left, talks to residents of Wintergreen Apartments and trailers as he hands out clothing and hand warmers from LB Woodchoppers on Dec. 15, 2020. Power accompanied Mark Braunagel to the Fourth Avenue location as part of Braunagel’s work. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Dakota Johnny says he’s choosing to focus on feelings he can control to help him get through the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

British Columbians navigate addiction recovery during the pandemic

Dakota Johnny and Stephen Vickets are residents of Foundation House

Dakota Johnny says he’s choosing to focus on feelings he can control to help him get through the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
FILE – Dr. Perry Kendall speaks about the illicit drug toxicity deaths in the province during a press conference at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, February 24, 2020. Kendall declared an ongoing public health emergency in B.C. four years ago as the province led the country with a record number of overdose deaths fuelled by the opioid fentanyl. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

People needing addictions services feel ‘abandoned’ during pandemic, B.C.’s ex-top doctor says

Widespread job losses and more homelessness due to physical distancing at shelters have added hurdles

FILE – Dr. Perry Kendall speaks about the illicit drug toxicity deaths in the province during a press conference at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, February 24, 2020. Kendall declared an ongoing public health emergency in B.C. four years ago as the province led the country with a record number of overdose deaths fuelled by the opioid fentanyl. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito