How to stop smoking cannabis

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COVID-19: the crisis weakens the most vulnerable groups

If the current situation related to COVID-19 affects everyone, people suffering from an addiction - alcohol, drugs, drugs, games of chance - are particularly vulnerable. {{ vc_btn: title=Listen+to+the+radio+interview+with+Dr.+Didier+Jutras-Aswad+for+Radio+Canada+%28FR%29.&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fici.radio-canada.ca%252Fpremiere%252Femissions%252Fmoteur-de-recherche%252Fsegments%252Fchronique%252F160308%252Fcoronavirus-dependance-alcool-drogues-realite%7C%7C%7C }}

CHUM’s Dr. Jutras-Aswad: should we decriminalize all drugs?

Interview with Dr Didier Jutras-Aswad, psychiatrist and researcher at the CHUM: The decriminalization of drugs, is it a good idea? Listen to the full interview here (in French)

Chronic hepatitis C: the importance of screening to counter the ravages of an insidious disease

Interview with Dr. Julie Bruneau for Radio Canada International (RCI). Read the article here (in French).

Why small changes to the language around addiction are so enormously important

‘Addict’ label lowers self-esteem, adds to social isolation, prevents people from getting needed care. Click here to read the article.

Unexpected roadblocks for researchers being caused by Health Canada regulations

Interview with Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad for CBC Radio One. Click here to listen to the interview.

Cannabis research: Health Canada does not collaborate

Interview with Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad for QUB Radio. Click here to listen to the interview (in French only).

Effects of cannabis: bureaucracy slows down research – La Presse

The legalization of cannabis should have been the opportunity to increase research on this drug to better understand its effects, risks and medical potential.Click here to read the article (in French).

Cannabis at 21: “We are going to turn to the black market”, say young consumers – Tabloïd

Although the legal age to buy cannabis will be 21 from January 1, many young people do not intend to change their consumption habits. Click here to read the article (in French).

Sask. needle distribution is triple the national average: study – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Saskatchewan gives out more needles per capita than any other Canadian province, according to a new study. Click here to read the article.

Number of Canadians injecting illicit drugs up 30 per cent, study says – Montréal Gazette

The study found 172,000 people in Canada injected drugs for non-medical purposes in 2016, up from an estimated 130,000 in 2011. Click here to read the article.

Increase in the number of people who inject drugs in the country – Le Journal de Montréal

A new study on injection drug use, just published in the American Journal of Public Health, indicates that the number of people who inject drugs has increased by 30% in Canada since 2011.Click here to read the article (in French).

Injection drug use up by 30 per cent

Interview with Dr. Julie Bruneau for QUB Radio. Click here to listen to the interview (in French only).

Injection drug use has grown in popularity – La Presse

The proportion of the population taking injection drugs has increased by one-third between 2011 and 2016 in Canada, according to a new study. Quebec is also affected by this increase, but is one of the provinces where these drugs are the least popular.Click here to read the article (in French).

Injection drug use up by 30 per cent in 5 years in Canada: study – CTV News

As the opioid crisis rages, researchers at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) research centre have found illicit drug use in Canada has increased by 30 per cent in five years. Click here to read the article.

Should we change our approach to control the opiod crisis?

Interview with Dr. Julie Bruneau for Radio-Canada. Click here to listen to the interview (in French only).

New insights into the country’s opioid crisis

Interview with Dr. Julie Bruneau for Radio-Canada. Click here to listen to the interview (in French only)

Cannabis Legalization : Research Should Experience a New Growth

Interview with Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad for Radio-Canada. Click here to listen to the interview (in French only)

Les grands oubliés de la douleur chronique – Le devoir

In Quebec, one in five people suffers from chronic pain, an invisible disease that often lives in loneliness and the health system is disarmed in many ways. Click here to read the article (French only).

Montrealer heads clinical trial of opioid treatment options – Montreal Gazette

Montreal psychiatrist Didier Jutras-Aswad is heading the first-ever national clinical trial – the OPTIMA trial-  to study how patients addicted to opioids respond to different treatments in real-life situations. Click here to read the article.

Nova Scotia sees rise in demand for drug treatment amid opioid crisis – Global News

Interview with Cindy McIssac, executive director at Direction 180, a community-based methadone clinic in Halifax. Click here to see the interview.

La crise des opioïdes s’aggrave au Canada – Le Devoir

Quebec is still absent from the national picture of the opioid crisis. Data from the rest of Canada shows that the crisis is worsening. More than 4,000 people may have died in 2017 following an opioid overdose, if the trend continues, this year’s assessment will exceed that of 2016, revised upward to 2861 deaths, says […]

Government of Canada addressing the opioid crisis through research – MedIndia

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, met with researchers with the Quebec- Maritimes Node team of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) in Montreal today. This research team is working to advance the Government of Canada’s response to the ongoing opioid crisis. Click here to read the full article.

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