Addiction and Substance Use

Cannabis Webinar – North York HSJCC – 2018-02-01

Speaker: April Trewhitt is the Agency/Addictions Coordinator at Canadian Mental Health Association. Learn About: • What is cannabis? • Cannabis & Psychosis • Cannabis and Brain Development • Considerations with Legalization     Alternate video link: http://moresettlement.org/downloads/NY-HSJCC-lunch-and-learn-webinar–20180201.mp4     Slides: NY-HSJCC Webinar

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Changes in the dispensing of opioid medications in Canada following the introduction of a tamper-deterrent formulation of long-acting oxycodone: a time series analysis – 2017

Background: In February 2012, a reformulated tamper-deterrent form of long-acting oxycodone, OxyNeo, was introduced in Canada. We investigated the impact of the introduction of OxyNeo on patterns of opioid prescribing. Methods: We conducted population-based, cross-sectional analyses of opioid dispensing in

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Content Analysis of Advantages and Disadvantages of Drinking Among Individuals With the Lived Experience of Homelessness and Alcohol Use Disorders – 2018

Background: Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are more prevalent among people who are homeless than in the general population. Thus, homeless individuals experience disproportionately high levels of alcohol-related problems and associated publicly funded criminal justice and healthcare system utilization. Available treatment

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Correlations between opioid mortality increases related to illicit/synthetic opioids and reductions of medical opioid dispensing – exploratory analyses from Canada [2020]

BackgroundNorth America has been experiencing a persistent epidemic of opioid-related overdose mortality, which has increasingly been driven by fatalities from illicit, toxic opioids in most recent years. Patterns of synthetic opioid availability and related mortality are heterogeneous across Canada, and

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Decriminalization of drug use – 2018

Purpose of review To review the literature on decriminalization of drug use from 2016 to 2017 and suggest the way forward. Recent findings The systematic review of the literature on decriminalization resulted in seven articles that discuss decriminalization as compared

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