Heroin Assisted Treatment: Saving lives during the overdose death crisis

Peer reviewed: 
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Scholarly level: 
Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
2017-03-27
Keywords: 
D. Scott MacDonald
Heroin Assisted Treatment
SNAP
Donald MacPherson
Higher Education
community engagement
Douglas King
VOCE
SALOME/NAOMI Association of Patients
Susan Boyd
Dave Murray
Abstract: 

In 2016 there were a total of 922 overdose deaths in British Columbia. The province is experiencing the worst opioid overdose crisis in its history. Due to the unprecedented number of overdose deaths in the province in April 2016 a public health emergency was announced by the BC Provincial Health Officer.

How did we get here? How can we prevent more deaths?

This panel provides a unique opportunity to learn about the benefits of heroin-assisted treatment (HAT), one viable option to reduce opioid overdose deaths. Not one HAT patient has died of an overdose death in Canada and Europe.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Video
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