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2017 BC Overdose Action Exchange: 10 areas for action in BC’s overdose crisis

Vancouver – In a report released this morning by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), 10 recommended areas for action have been identified to help prevent illegal drug overdoses and reduce the number of deaths occurring in the province. ​The recommendations, which include measures such as deepening the involvement of people who use drugs […]

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Former drug dealers tell their own stories of addiction

Former drug dealers tell their own stories of addiction

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Drug dealers play a major role in the opioid crisis facing the state, and in addition to supplying the substances being abused, they are often struggling with addiction themselves. Elizabeth Atwood said she knows firsthand about the downward spiral of substance abuse. "I don’t know when it happened. I think it started […]

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Is drug addiction a mental illness?

Is drug addiction a mental illness?

Yes, because addiction changes the brain in fundamental ways, disturbing a person’s normal hierarchy of needs and desires and substituting new priorities connected with procuring and using the drug. The resulting compulsive behaviors that override the ability to control impulses despite the consequences are similar to hallmarks of other mental illnesses. In fact, the DSM, […]

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Hazards of cigarette smoking extend way beyond the lungs

Warning: Cigarette smoking presents far more health hazards than you probably realize. Sure, just about everybody knows that smoking causes lung cancer and respiratory and heart problems. But its adverse effects don’t stop there. Far from it. “Some people are very health conscious even though they smoke and know a lot about the various problems […]

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