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People who use drugs demand a say in fentanyl overdose responses

February 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on People who use drugs demand a say in fentanyl overdose responses)

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picture 740pfr-banner-post-1“There’s a common public misconception that we are unable to make decisions for ourselves. Truth being we are excluded from even participating in policy decisions that determine our fates”

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Nanaimo demonstration and march part of National Day of Action on overdose crisis

February 26th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Nanaimo demonstration and march part of National Day of Action on overdose crisis)

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picture 739pfr-banner-post-1Concerned citizens march in Nanaimo on February 21, 2017, in solidarity with cities across Canada struggling with effective responses to the growing opioid overdose crisis

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Why is everyone talking about painkillers, but not about pain?

January 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Why is everyone talking about painkillers, but not about pain?)

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pfr-banner-post-1Brock University professor Dan Malleck says that while concern about addictive painkillers is strong, concern about the broader social causes of pain should be even stronger

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Acquired brain injury in children and youth the focus of #Nanaimo seminar

November 18th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Acquired brain injury in children and youth the focus of #Nanaimo seminar)

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pfr-banner-post-1Nanaimo Brain Injury Society hosted experts in the field of acquired brain injury assessment, diagnosis, symptom management and return to play/academics, at a public seminar

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Mental Health First Aid brought to VIMHS, now available in Nanaimo and central Island

September 11th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Mental Health First Aid brought to VIMHS, now available in Nanaimo and central Island)

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banner pfrJust as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, mental health first aid is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved

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Overcoming barriers to accessing methamphetamine treatment

September 9th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Overcoming barriers to accessing methamphetamine treatment)

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banner pfrTreatment programs have been effective in reducing and ceasing use. However, there are a range of possible barriers that have prevented these programs being widely adopted by methamphetamine users

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