addictions

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

 

There were more than 1,000 overdose deaths in B.C. through the first eight months of the year. (Black Press files)

Candidates debate addictions and the overdose epidemic

What has been done, what is needed in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows?

 

‘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)
Envision Financial’s Susan Byrom lauded the work being done for Maple Ridge children in the area of addictions and prevention. (Black Press Media files)

$10,000 grant critical to addiction outreach for Maple Ridge children

In the midst of COVID, Envision Financial secured needed money for an Alouette Addictions program

  • May 23, 2020
Envision Financial’s Susan Byrom lauded the work being done for Maple Ridge children in the area of addictions and prevention. (Black Press Media files)
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)
Kirsten Funk, left, with registered psychologist Jennifer Mervin. (Contributed)

Trauma talk packs the ACT in Maple Ridge

What is Trauma? is the second of three free community conversations

Kirsten Funk, left, with registered psychologist Jennifer Mervin. (Contributed)
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)
B.C. cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast

B.C. 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

B.C. cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast