continues in this manner, the province is destined to remain in a state of perpetual opioid addiction. Moreover, the province has plans to grant “qualified” opioid users biometric access to vending machines of hydromorphone for drug users’ convenient consumption. For this reason, the province is actively expanding access to both heroin-assisted-treatment and the dispensing of morphine for dependent opioid users. Released in August 2017, the BC Overdose Action Exchange II Meeting Report was written in partnership with the Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPUD), the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, and the Society of Living Illicit Drug Users. This would offer a two-fold benefit: It would provide both a source of meaningful work (which solidifies sobriety), and would encourage other drug users to do the same.
Source: National Post February 14, 2018 11:26 UTC