Documentaries, Information, and More

A Powerful Message about the War on Drugs Amazing Congressional Testimony About Ending the War on Drugs (Feb 5, 2014 - MSNBC). This brought tears to my eyes. Someone who gets it. The only thing that I would add is that the money has to be spent on fighting heroin, methamphetamines AND prescription drugs.

The Opiate Effect:  A powerful and important video. A must watch!!

Innocence Lost:: Stories of Youth Addiction on PEI   This is a wonderful video put out by the Boys & Girls Club about addictions on Prince Edward Island and the battle in getting treatment.
The Overtaken Documentary  This is a very powerful video to watch and show to your children. It is a very raw look at drug addiction.

Overtaken 2: Where are they now  A wonderful follow up of "The Overtaken Documentary" above. 

National Institute on Drug Abuse  National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This is one of the most informative sites out there.

Removing the Stigma of Methadone  This video illustrated why Methadone is a valid and effective treatment option for opioid addiction.

Methadone Myths and Realities (CAMH)  Even though Methadone has proven to be the most effective treatment for opioid addiction, there is a lot of stigma attached to it. This will help you to understand.

Medical News Today  Johns Hopkins Study confirms that housing and treatment after detox significantly increases the chances of opiate addicts remaining drug-free after six months.

W5: Prescription for Tragedy  A story about the prescription drug problem in Nova Scotia.

Time Bomb  Fifth Estate story on Oxycontin - a pill that promises temporary relief from pain but has cost many Canadians a lifetime of addiction:

Canada's Painkiller Problem (Globe and Mail)

Canadian Drug Policy Coalition  - The Coalition is doing great work around drug policy. They have a great site with great information.

1 comment:

  1. Wanna-B Addict Rant

    Wanna-B addicts choose to use. Going back to the very first decision to use is where the answers will be found = what was going on at that time in your life? + If you don't own your problems with addiction little can be done to stop the OD deaths from addicts. = Too many OD deaths will continue to be the outcome = a sign of the times.

    Organized Crimes dealers want your money and your silence + they are the only ones who see you / their victim addicts as assets - while pro-addiction governments / law enforcements / medical organizations / etc. see you only as liabilities = this must change in order to save lives.

    De-nile is not a river but you can be drowned in it. Take your life back from addictions.

    There are a great number of educational and recovery programs available = go into detox and then recovery ASAP – in the New Year. The best possible action is to choose not to use and to not become a Wanna-B addict.

    Globally all desperate Governments are pro-addiction and in bed ( bed bugs ) with organized crime for promised taxes and jobs = Marijuana, Tobacco products, Booze, Gaming ( Casinos and VLTs ), lotto, sex toy and smoke shops,bars, e-poker, etc. If any ill-eagle activity could be regulated and taxed it would be legalized tomorrow.


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