How two doctors are changing the rules in the fight against opioid addiction


Marion-Bellemare is in the fight of her life, and along with another doctor, has launched a unique program to address the tragic effects of opioids in Timmins. “Our city of 42,000 people having had death rates higher than Vancouver, higher than Toronto, it didn’t make sense,” Marion-Bellemare said. “That’s when I said wow, we have […]

Most Americans Would Skip Opioids After Surgery If They Could: Survey

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More than two-thirds of Americans would be willing to try alternatives to prescription opioids to control pain after surgery, a new survey shows.  When I talk to patients and reassure them that we’re going to be replacing opioids with a much more effective and safe method, and really talk to them about the risks of […]

Wearable device a potential lifesaver for opioid overdoses: study

A woman carries a naloxone kit and a bag from Insite, the safe injection site, THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The device, which is worn on the stomach, similar to an insulin pump, can detect when a person is experiencing an overdose and administer naloxone to reverse the event. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and is considered very effective. It works by blocking the effects of an opioid, quickly restoring a person’s breathing back to normal.    […]

Women More Likely to Get Addicted, Overdose; Too Little Sleep May Lead to Relapse

Researchers conducting this study explored how the opioid epidemic in the U.S. continues and evolved during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The data show that women have been and continue to make up the majority of those prescribed opioids for pain treatment.   The findings also show that use of prescribed opioids for pain management became […]

Canadians Are Now More Worried about the Opioid Crisis

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A recent survey conducted by Research Co. shows that over the last year, Canadians have become more concerned about the opioid crisis. Nearly half of Canadians see opioids as “a major problem” in their community and more than 75% of those surveyed feel that more action is needed from all levels of government. Click here […]

Opioid Addiction Research

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CMRAF passionately supports research that will impact the community and lead to healthy living, physically, mentally and emotionally and will provide education to families to better prepare them to combat the onset of addiction. An article produced in 2019 by Science Advances, states that Opioid use disorders (OUDs) are diseases of the brain with behavioral, […]

New Start Foundation

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New Start Foundation for Opioid addiction, established in 2021, is committed to funding evidence-based treatment with measurable outcomes. Our goal is to: give back to the community so that families suffering from addiction and their families have access to quality care and information services; and   build long-lasting partnerships with funded organizations The great thing […]

List of Addiction and Substance Abuse Organizations in Canada

Addiction Services Addiction Services, a division of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, aims to assist all individuals in achieving a safe and healthy lifestyle. Addiction Services facilities are located across the province of Nova Scotia and offer help to those struggling with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions. Addiction Services is operated by […]

Infectious Disease Physician

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