addictions

Nathan Watts, a member of the Tseshaht First Nation near Port Alberni, shares his story of substance use, a perspective he said isn’t seen enough. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Watts)

Public shaming, hate perpetuates further substance use: UVic researcher

Longtime addict Nathan Watts offers a user’s perspective on substance use

 

20-year-old Merritt man Darius Sam raised over $100,000 for the Nicola Valley Food Bank after his attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours gained widespread attention. Sam will be attempting the feat again Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, this time to raise awareness on the topic of addiction. (Contributed)

Merritt man attempts to run 100-miles in 24 hours for addiction awareness

After raising $110,000 for the food bank in his first 100-mile try, Sam is focusing on a new cause

 

‘We want to help’: As overdose deaths spike, beds lay empty at long-term Surrey rehab centre

‘We want to help’: As overdose deaths spike, beds lay empty at long-term Surrey rehab centre

John Volken Academy searching for ‘students’ to enlist in two-year residential treatment program

 

(The Canadian Press)

B.C. launches 24/7 helpline to connect experts with people with addictions

The helpline will allow clinicians unfamiliar with prescribing safe alternatives to discuss options

(The Canadian Press)
Dakota Johnny says he’s choosing to focus on feelings he can control to help him get through the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

British Columbians navigate addiction recovery during the pandemic

Dakota Johnny and Stephen Vickets are residents of Foundation House

Dakota Johnny says he’s choosing to focus on feelings he can control to help him get through the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Left to right: Community paramedic Cay Hülsen and Friendship House counsellors William Gye and Katie Mierau served hot chili and salad to the community last Monday.

Prince Rupert’s service providers on a mission to end addiction stigma

Friendship House, Hülsen and other services collaborate on National Addiction Awareness Week

Left to right: Community paramedic Cay Hülsen and Friendship House counsellors William Gye and Katie Mierau served hot chili and salad to the community last Monday.
Martin Schouw powers to the finish line in the Northern View Cannery Road Race just ahead of his target time of 1:45:00. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Runner ready for his biggest challenge yet

Martin Schouw has found new meaning in life thanks to running, and now hopes to use it to give back

Martin Schouw powers to the finish line in the Northern View Cannery Road Race just ahead of his target time of 1:45:00. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Many teens don’t know that they’re inhaling nicotine while vaping. (File photo)

Many teens don’t know they’re vaping nicotine, Health Canada finds

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey finds youth unaware of nicotine product risk

Many teens don’t know that they’re inhaling nicotine while vaping. (File photo)
Cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast

Cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast

Mathew Fee aims at world record for longest distance on BMX bike while sharing his story of recovery

Cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast
Access to naloxone kits made easier

Access to naloxone kits made easier

Life-saving drug to opioid overdoes now available from pharmacies and health centres in Prince Rupert and Lax Kw’alaams

Access to naloxone kits made easier