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VCH Healthcare 23h
It's not too late to attend today's FREE Naloxone training session with us and . Walk ins are welcome, too! So if you're able to swing by Telus Garden at 11 a.m. today, join us and help
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PANinBC Dec 6
MT A short video from showing some of the ways , BC rises to the challenge of illicit drug deaths, including supervised injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT) via
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Brenda Siegel for Vermont Dec 12
Harm Reduction is about survival, access to treatment, doing what works, about safety, both for those suffering & for communities. Leading cause of death for people under 50 is Opioid overdose. If that doesn't shake you, I don't know what will.
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VCH Healthcare Dec 8
Whether you have a child or loved one who is just beginning to experiment with drugs or one who has developed a substance use disorder this new & resource kit can help
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VCH Healthcare Dec 10
Learn how to save a life. We're partnering with for a FREE training session this Thursday (Dec. 13) to teach people how to recognize an overdose and administer Naloxone. Register here:
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VCH Healthcare Dec 12
"Put your phone down. Instagram can wait. This Thursday, tell your boss you’re taking an extra 30 minutes for your lunch break and learn how to save someone’s life."
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VCH Healthcare Dec 8
The overdose prevention site at St Paul's Hospital has moved indoors for the winter.
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Lawrence Yang Dec 7
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Kathy Price Dec 13
RT PAHealthDept "TODAY is the day! Pick up your FREE at one of 80+ locations across the state beginning at 11 am. Find a location near you and be prepared to save a life → "
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VCH Research Dec 11
This new research study suggests that teen’s exposure to opioids begins in the dentist’s office:
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Brenda Siegel for Vermont Dec 6
1/4 On my way home, I drove by a woman surrounded by people. She was trying to get to the retreat to detox, but couldn't walk. I gave her a camping pad to sit on & sat with her & another woman to talk to her until the ambulance arrived.
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Island Health Dec 7
Learning the signs of an overdose is one of many actions you can take to help save lives. Getting a kit, and training on how to use it, is the next step:
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PANinBC Dec 12
Telus is offering a class in response—perfect for the busy professional working in downtown
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Brenda Siegel for Vermont Dec 6
Replying to @BrendaForVT
4/4 My heart ached horribly, I cried deeply. It is so hard to see people hurting & know how hard it is to survive this disease. Please always wrap people in love. If it was our mom, son, daughter, brother we would want them wrapped in love.
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Prov Health Services Dec 6
Muscle rigidity (a very stiff torso, neck or jaw) is a sign of a overdose. If you see this happen, call 9-1-1 and follow the SAVE ME steps. More info:
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Brenda Siegel for Vermont Dec 6
Replying to @BrendaForVT
3/4 I left for the 20 minute drive home. Only then did I realize I jumped out of my car without a coat. Only then did I notice I was cold. How can anyone have anything but compassion for people who are suffering?
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VCH Healthcare Dec 9
The Mobile Medical Unit could be a model for other cities struggling with overdoses, study finds
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Surrey RCMP Dec 4
Thank you for this recognition of police, emergency responders and health partners' efforts in fighting to in BC.
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Brenda Siegel for Vermont Dec 6
Replying to @BrendaForVT
2/4 I had Narcan, I wanted to be present in case. I learned about her family, she asked about ours. When the ambulance arrived, she didn't want to go. We convinced her.
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Prov Health Services Dec 5
Why are so many men dying of ? Maybe because words like "Suck it up" and "Be a man" tell men not to ask for help. They force men to bury their emotions. And they could be playing a part in B.C.’s overdose crisis:
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