Opioids and Oatmeal

Opioids and Oatmeal

Amanda Jones is a creative writing student at Vancouver Island University. She’s been writing and speaking about her sister Amy’s descent into mental illness and addiction and Amy’s virtual disappearance into Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside. We first spoke...

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Palliative care could alleviate harms of homelessness

A three-year University of Victoria study of people living homeless or barely housed while struggling with life-threatening medical conditions confirms that when palliative care can be found, it improves the difficult life circumstances and worsening vulnerabilities...

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How to talk about substance use

As our understanding of substance use disorders evolves, so does the language to describe them. Even the most compassionate people, from medical professionals to those with substance use disorders, sometimes use outdated and stigmatising language. Being open and...

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