Posts selected to be included in the June 2022 newsletter

British Columbia to decriminalize small amounts of cocaine, heroin, meth and ecstasy

By |2022-06-20T13:57:50-04:00June 7th, 2022|Communities, Legislation, Regulation & Litigation, News, Policy Makers|

TORONTO — The possession of small amounts of several illicit drugs, including cocaine and opioids such as fentanyl or heroin, will be temporarily decriminalized in British Columbia, the federal government said Tuesday, in what it cast as a “bold” step to “turn the tide” in the province’s overdose crisis.

White House 2022 drug strategy includes recovery support services

By |2022-06-20T13:59:55-04:00June 2nd, 2022|News, Pathways to Recovery, Policy Makers, Service Providers|

President Joe Biden sent his Administration’s inaugural National Drug Control Strategy to Congress at a time when drug overdoses have reached a record high. The Strategy delivers on the call to action in President Biden’s Unity Agenda through a whole-of-government approach to beat the overdose epidemic. It proposes targeted actions to expand access to evidence-based prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery services while reducing the supply of drugs like fentanyl.

Scientists Say Your “Mind” Isn’t Confined to Your Brain, or Even Your Body

By |2022-06-20T16:36:43-04:00May 27th, 2022|Medical Model, Research, Studies and Reports|

What is a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat of consciousness, the essence of your being. Without a mind, you cannot be considered meaningfully alive. So what exactly, and where precisely, is it? This new understanding has potentially broad implications for the field of addiction and treatment.

There is life after addiction. Most people recover.

By |2022-06-20T14:09:22-04:00April 12th, 2022|Pathways to Recovery, Policy Makers, Research, Studies and Reports|

The U.S. faces an unprecedented surge of drug deaths, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting another grim milestone this week. In a single 12-month period, fatal overdoses claimed 101,623 lives. But researchers and drug policy experts say the grim toll obscures an important and hopeful fact: Most Americans who experience alcohol and drug addiction survive. They recover and go on to live full and healthy lives.

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