Engaging with the fentanyl crisis

By |November 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Why more of us need to engage with the fentanyl crisis- and how we can. Harms from fentanyl in our province continue to mount.  This is a frightening problem.  It doesn't just harm those [...]

How Prescription Heroin Helps Our Healthcare System

By |September 12th, 2016|Categories: News, Successes|

Late last week Health Canada quietly removed a federal prohibition on prescription heroin. This means hospitals and hospital outreach facilities can once again legally prescribe heroin.  Of course, this can only happen, under controlled settings [...]

What Should Keep British Columbians Up at Night

By |August 30th, 2016|Categories: News|

What keeps you up at night?  For me, it’s the discomfort of neglecting something important but complicated.  When sleep won’t turn off the thought, I write it down, and place it somewhere prominent.  Perhaps it’s [...]

How InnerChange Could Help You Get a Rose

By |August 24th, 2016|Categories: Current, Initiatives, News|

Very few people are willing to admit they have ever watched the TV franchise The Bachelor / Bachelorette, but it remains one of the most popular shows on cable.  The premise is that one person [...]

Addictions and Systems Change – Part 1

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Current, Initiatives, News|Tags: , , |

Recently  the InnerChange Foundation posted its core beliefs (click here).  Among these is the belief that British Columbia and Canada need access to more and newer addiction treatment and prevention strategies. And, related to this [...]

The Impact of SALOME | Video

By |July 11th, 2016|Categories: Media, News, Successes, Videos|

SALOME has already been making a difference in the lives of real people with chronic heroin addictions in Vancouver's Downtown East Side (DTES). The research began in 2009 and the results are significant- not just [...]