GOVERNMENT and Academic Resources
GovernmenT Resources

Closing Gaps, Reducing Barriers: Expanding the Response to the Toxic Drug and Overdose Crisis – Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Nov 1, 2022

Statement from the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health on First meeting of Ministers Responsible for Mental Health and Substance Use – Government of Canada Oct 17, 2022

Illicit Drug Toxicity Deaths in BC – Knowledge Update: Mode of Consumption British Columbia Coroner’s Service Oct 11, 2022

City of Nanaimo Welcomes Expert Report on Repeat and Violent Offenders – City of Nanaimo Oct 4, 2022.

Supervised consumption explained: types of sites and services – Government of Canada Sep 29 2022

Fighting the Scourge – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Sep 28, 2022

B.C. Releases Expert Recommendations on Repeat Offending – Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Sep 21, 2022

A Rapid Investigation into Repeat Offending and Random Stranger Violence in British Columbia – Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General September 21, 2022

Government of Canada Takes Action at the Border to Help Address Toxic Illegal Drug Supply in Canada – Government of Canada Sept 1, 2022

Community Confidence in Justice: Advocacy Paper – City of Kelowna, May 2022

Island Health seeks service provider and location for overdose prevention services in Nanaimo – Vancouver Island Health Authority, January 17, 2022

Controlled and Illegal Drugs – Government of Canada 2022

Four Pillars Drug Strategy – City of Vancouver 2022

Opioids – Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction 2022

British Columbia Regional District Crime Trends, 2011-2020 – Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Policing and Security Branch Sep 2021

A Pathway to Hope: Years 1 & 2 Progress Report – Government of British Columbia Sep 2021

New public health order to help slow B.C.’s overdose crisis – Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, Sept 16, 2020

Impact: A socio-economic review of supervised consumption sites in Alberta – Government of Alberta March 2020

Buechler v. Island Crisis Care Society 2019 BCSC 1899 – Supreme Court of British Columbia Nov 6, 2019

A Pathway to Hope – Government of British Columbia Oct 2019

Canada’s Opioid Crisis – Government of Canada March 2019

2018 Law Enforcement Roundtable on the Opioid Crisis – Public Safety Canada

National Housing Strategy – Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) May 2, 2018

Nanaimo Overdose Crisis Update – Medical Health Officer, Island Health Feb 26, 2018

A Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder – British Columbia Centre on Substance Use Jun 5, 2017

Ministerial Order Supports Urgent Overdose Response Action – Ministry of Health, Dec 12, 2016

Opioid Agonist Therapy – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health November 2016

Canada (Attorney General) v. PHS Community Services Society – Supreme Court of Canada Sep 30, 2011

Academic Resources

Drug addiction (substance use disorder) – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research 2022

How cocaine affects the nervous system – Banyan Treatment Centers 2022

A vicious cycle of neuropathological, cognitive and behavioural sequelaw of repeated opioid overdose – International Journal of Drug Policy Nov 2021

Moving ‘Welfare Wednesday’ to a different day has unintended consequences – University of British Columbia June 6, 2021

20 Years of Portugese drug policy – developments, challenges, and the quest for human rights – Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy Jul 21, 2021

What is known about the impacts of supervised injection sites on community safety and wellbeing? A systematic review Western University Sociology Publications

Needles in Nanaimo: Exclusionary versus Inclusionary Approaches to Illicit Drug Users. Small Cities, Big Issues (Ch. 3) Jul 2018

Evidence Synthesis – The opioid crisis in Canada: a national perspective – Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada June 2018

Drug Companies’ Liability for the Opioid Epidemic – New England Journal of Medicine Dec 14, 2017

The Effectiveness and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review for a National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop – Annals of Internal Medicine Feb 17 2015

A Review of Potential Adverse Effects of Long-Term Opioid Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide – The Primary Care Companion for Central Nervous System Disorders Jun 14, 2012

Neurologic manifestations of chronic methamphetamine abuse – Neurologic Clinics Aug. 2011

Drug use, risk and urban order: examining supervised injection sites (SISs) as ‘governmentality’ – The International Journal of Drug Policy Apr 14, 2004

The Neurobiology of Opioid Dependence: The Implications for Treatment – The National Library of Medicine Jul 2002

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