overdose crisis

Abbotsford conference a testament to youths’ capacity: organizers

Abbotsford conference a testament to youths’ capacity: organizers

Conference on harm reduction, mental health, foster system and more organized entirely by youth

Abbotsford conference a testament to youths’ capacity: organizers
Abbotsford OAT Centre program co-ordinator Lesley Braithwaite (right) and mental health support worker Jennica Gill say their suboxone/methadone service can stabilize lives to help heal addictions. For some, they say prescription heroin could serve that purpose more effectively.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

No prescription heroin in Abbotsford anytime soon: Fraser Health

Opioid treatment workers say prescription heroin could be more effective than suboxone or methadone

Abbotsford OAT Centre program co-ordinator Lesley Braithwaite (right) and mental health support worker Jennica Gill say their suboxone/methadone service can stabilize lives to help heal addictions. For some, they say prescription heroin could serve that purpose more effectively.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Shayne Williams is executive director of Lookout Emergency Aid Society, which runs the SafePoint supervised consumption site in Surrey and one of two overdose prevention sites in Abbotsford.                                Photo: Amy Reid                                Shayne Williams is executive director of Lookout Emergency Aid Society, which will run the SafePoint supervised consumption site on 135A Street. (Photo: Amy Reid)

No supervised consumption site coming to Abbotsford

Feasibility study by Fraser Health found overdose prevention sites a better fit for Abbotsford

Shayne Williams is executive director of Lookout Emergency Aid Society, which runs the SafePoint supervised consumption site in Surrey and one of two overdose prevention sites in Abbotsford.                                Photo: Amy Reid                                Shayne Williams is executive director of Lookout Emergency Aid Society, which will run the SafePoint supervised consumption site on 135A Street. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Tara Levis struggled with substance abuse for several years. She is sharing her story as a part of the “We Are Human” project, put on by AIDS Vancouver Island in honour of International Overdose Awareness Day, Aug. 31. Photo contributed

B.C. woman shares her painful experience with opioid addiction

As International Overdose Awareness Day approaches, Tara Levis shares story of multiple overdoses

Tara Levis struggled with substance abuse for several years. She is sharing her story as a part of the “We Are Human” project, put on by AIDS Vancouver Island in honour of International Overdose Awareness Day, Aug. 31. Photo contributed
Judy Darcy, B.C. minister of mental health and addictions. (Black Press files)

B.C. funds more overdose prevention in Indigenous communities

Judy Darcy announces $20 million for opioid intervention, treatment

Judy Darcy, B.C. minister of mental health and addictions. (Black Press files)
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14-year-old girl dies from overdose in Surrey

Surrey RCMP detained one person of interest, but they were later released

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