CHA Receives Grant To Address Opioid Crisis

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McKeen made the comments at a city committee meeting on Wednesday. He feels addiction should be treated as a medical issue, not a criminal one.

“Certainly I’m not saying we have opioid dispensaries on every corner. What I’m saying is like other medical conditions, you are diagnosed with a opioid dependency disorder and you are prescribed medication.”

McKeen made the comments at a city committee meeting on Wednesday. He feels addiction should be treated as a medical issue, not a criminal one.

“Certainly I’m not saying we have opioid dispensaries on every corner. What I’m saying is like other medical conditions, you are diagnosed with a opioid dependency disorder and you are prescribed medication.”

The latest numbers show opioid deaths in the province have stopped climbing. Between April 1 and June 30, 2018, 160 Albertans died from an opioid overdose. That’s down from 170 deaths in the first three months of 2018.

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