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Canadian Government Brainwashes Addicts Into Solutions.

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The Canadian government would rather pour money into supplying safe drugs for addicts in Canada to use rather than spending money on the right solutions……Treatment. And while naloxone kits have been proven to save lives, in BC 622 addicts have died from overdoses on illicit drugs as of October 2016. That number already far exceeds the 397 deaths related to overdoses that occurred in 2015. …

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November is National Gratitude Month at CARN For All!

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National Gratitude Month is an annual designation observed in November . Gratitude is more than simply saying “thank you.”  Gratitude’s amazing powers have the ability to shift us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what is positive in our lives. Practicing daily gratitude gives us a deeper connection to ourselves, the world around us and to our Creator. Gratitude for our …

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How Canada’s Government Rehab Centers Are Failing Addicts.

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Even though she’s next on the list for a bed at one of Manitoba’s best mental-health and drug-treatment facilities, Destiny Bohemier has been waiting from a hospital in Brandon, Manitoba, for more than ten months. Her friends tried to crowdfund enough money to pay for a private rehab facility that would let her in right away, but it was unsuccessful. …

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Canada has just approved prescription heroin

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has taken a less draconian approach to fighting heroin addiction than the previous government did. (Chris Roussakis/AFP via Getty Images)   OTTAWA — The Canadian government has quietly approved new drug regulations that will permit doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical-grade heroin to treat severe addicts who have not responded to more conventional approaches. The move means that Crosstown, …

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Vivitrol: Shot in the Dark or Bad Drug Replacement Therapy = Death

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The Fix evaluates Vivitrol, the newest anti-addiction drug—actually an injectable form of an old pill. It’s definitely better than nothing. But is it $1,100 a month better? In a better world, alcoholics and addicts could control their addictions medically via a one-a-day pill or, better yet, a monthly shot. With no side effects, this magic bullet would remove the craving …

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Powerful & Deadly W-18 drug showing up more frequently on Canada’s streets

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New figures show extremely powerful painkiller W-18 has been detected in 30 drug seizures this year, up from three in 2015. As Canada struggles with a deadly epidemic linked to the powerful painkiller fentanyl, a new and potentially more lethal threat is already emerging. Invented in a University of Alberta laboratory in 1981, the drug known as W-18 was designed …

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Alberta government explores setting up safe sites to reduce fentanyl overdoses

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The Alberta government is taking the war on fentanyl abuse to the next level by exploring a plan to set up safe, supervised sites for opioid use. Brandy Payne, Alberta’s associate minister of health, says an Edmonton agency is to receive a $230,000 grant to make an application to the federal government for an exemption under drug laws so that …

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Addiction and the Importance of Family Recovery

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The family is just as much affected by addiction as is the individual addict or alcoholic. The family is usually torn apart and in turmoil by the time someone seeks out treatment. Living with addiction can put family members under unusual stress. Normal routines are constantly being interrupted by unexpected or even frightening kinds of experiences that are part of …

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Ontario’s opioid plan could lead to more overdoses, death, say drug addiction experts

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Some drug addiction advocates and doctors are sounding the alarm about Ontario’s plan to de-list a number of highly potent painkillers beginning Jan. 1. They’re concerned the move will drive users to illegal drugs instead, raising the risk of overdoses and death. The decision to “de-list” means the province will stop covering the drugs under its social assistance plans, which currently support seniors and others on Ontario Disability Support …