Daphne Bramham: It's not enough to just keep overdose victims alive

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:12:09 +0000

British Columbia’s overdose death numbers declined by a third last year. But that’s where the good news ends. With toxic brain injuries on the rise and gaping holes in the treatment system, the crisis is far from over as B.C. coroner emphasizes that it’s not enough to simply keep people alive.

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Daphne Bramham: Complexity of recovery home rules mixes the good with the bad

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 23:07:09 +0000

B.C.’s rules for addiction recovery houses are so opaque that even one of the largest care providers didn’t know that it needed to register.

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Daphne Bramham: More oversight and enforcement needed at addictions recovery houses

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 02:41:37 +0000

OPINION: New regulations and enforcement power doesn’t begin to attack the problem of unregistered and unlicensed addictions recovery houses that purport to provide supportive care.

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Daphne Bramham: 'Terrible, terrible tragedy' at Surrey recovery home should have been preventable

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:33:27 +0000

At the house on 138A Street where the most recent death occurred, there were 11 substantiated complaints. Only one was dealt with, according to the most recent report posted on the Assisted Living Registry’s website.

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Overdose deaths down in B.C., but coroner warns supply still tainted

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:04:28 +0000

The B.C. Coroners Service is warning drug users that while the number of drug toxicity deaths is going down, the drug supply on the street is still tainted and unpredictable. The coroner reported Thursday that there were 69 suspected drug toxicity deaths in October 2019, a 42-per-cent decrease over the 118 deaths in October 2018. […]

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Drug toxicity deaths down in B.C., but coroner warns supply still tainted

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 18:29:27 +0000

The BC Coroners Service is warning drug users that while the number of drug toxicity deaths is going down, the supply on the street is still tainted and unpredictable. The coroner reported Thursday that that there were 69 suspected drug toxicity deaths in October 2019, a 42 per cent decrease over the 118 deaths in […]

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