Addictions treatment

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

 

FILE – Dr. Perry Kendall speaks about the illicit drug toxicity deaths in the province during a press conference at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, February 24, 2020. Kendall declared an ongoing public health emergency in B.C. four years ago as the province led the country with a record number of overdose deaths fuelled by the opioid fentanyl. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

People needing addictions services feel ‘abandoned’ during pandemic, B.C.’s ex-top doctor says

Widespread job losses and more homelessness due to physical distancing at shelters have added hurdles

 

Dale Hardy, left, a Social Justice 12 teacher at Riverside Centre, asked why more men than women were dying from opioids. Here he is pictured with Stephanie Lake from the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and students from his class. (Contributed)

More men die from opioids than women: A Maple Ridge teacher asked why

Dale Hardy and his Social Justice 12 class completed study on why more men than women die from opioids