Greater Victoria’s opioid crisis

United Way grants $8,000 to Umbrella Society for addictions support

Umbrella Society to offer another session of their Understanding Addiction workshops this fall

 

Special Report: Mother fights to decriminalize illicit drugs

Vancouver Island woman started advocacy group after losing her son in 2014

 

Special Report: Thin blue line stretched with opioid crisis

Lack of funding, government rehab centres and increased drug potency leading to more deaths

Special Report: Front line work by caring emergency doctors

Dr. Jason Wale uses unique program to help people with addictions in Greater Victoria

Special Report: Hidden demographic served by West Shore clinic

AIDS Vancouver Island’s West Shore clinic provides opioid agonist treatment to almost 200 people

Special Report: Living with addiction while saving others during the opioid crisis

Charlene Baron uses her experiences with opioid addiction to save other people’s lives

Special Report: Greater Victoria ambulance crews run off their feet with overdose calls

More resources, programs helping but not the end all solution