Moderate Drinkers at Higher Risk of Amphetamine Abuse?
People who consume moderate amounts of alcohol may be at increased risk for amphetamine abuse, according to a new study.
Drinking driver ticket statistics
BETWEEN Sept. 20 -- when B.C.'s new administrative penalties for drunk driving came into effect -- and the first week of December, police on the North Shore handed out 110 tickets to people driving under the influence of alcohol.
Program aids the mentally ill, addicts
Crown attorney Jodi Whyte was handed the task of creating a program that did more than hand out sentences to the mentally ill and drug addicts who broke the law.
Government of Canada, Assembly of First Nations continue joint Task Group on First Nations Health
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today renewed the mandate of a joint Task Group to further improve the effectiveness of First Nations health services.
Needle-exchange program seeing growth in Guelph and Wellington
A program that supplies clean needles to local intravenous drug users in exchange for used ones is on course to distribute thousands of additional syringes this year.
Feds warn against legal hallucinogen
Health Canada is warning people to avoid using the hallucinogenic Mexican herb Salvia divinorum — made famous in a Internet video showing pop star Miley Cyrus smoking the stuff — until its effects are better understood.
Videos warn kids about drug use
An estimated 20-per-cent of B.C. youth have driven while high on drugs or continue to do so, according to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
First methadone clinic opens on Saskatchewan First Nation
The first methadone clinic on a reserve in Saskatchewan opens today on the Ahtahkakoop First Nation.
Proposed legislation would widen impaired driving sanctions: Swan
Changes proposed to the province’s Highway Traffic Act would further strengthen sanctions given to those who drink and then get behind the wheel, Attorney General Andrew Swan announced today.
Legislation curbing driving privileges for drug traffickers now in effect
Legislation allowing the province to suspend the driver’s licence of those who drove a vehicle as a part of a drug-trafficking offence is now in effect, Attorney General Andrew Swan announced today.