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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:08 AM
Opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma (Canada) (Purdue Canada) has agreed to a first of its kind settlement in Canada resulting from B.C.-led efforts to recover health-care costs related to the sale and marketing of opioid-based pain medicines.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:15 AM
British Columbia is taking a critical step toward reducing the shame and fear associated with substance use as the federal Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health announced the granting of a three-year exemption under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) to remove criminal penalties for people who possess a small amount of certain illicit substances for personal use.
Friday, May 6, 2022 11:00 AM
Health-care and community social services workers throughout British Columbia will be able to access more mental-health supports as the province expands tailor-made programs for the sector.
Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:18 AM
The Province has introduced legislation that will help people experiencing a mental-health crisis better understand their rights and the supports available to them.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:15 AM
People in Langley and Fraser South living with complex mental-health and substance-use challenges who are at risk of, or experiencing homelessness, will benefit as the Province adds 50 complex-care housing spaces in the region.
Friday, January 14, 2022 11:30 AM
The Province is enhancing supports in order to provide even better crisis line services for British Columbians.
Thursday, January 13, 2022 9:15 AM
People working in the construction industry will benefit from life-saving harm-reduction training in the workplace, substance-use support groups and information on local community resources thanks to new provincial funding.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:30 AM
Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has issued the following year-end statement regarding mental-health supports during the holiday season:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:00 AM
People living in British Columbia now have more access to publicly funded substance-use treatment and recovery services as 105 newly funded beds are now fully operational.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:30 AM
Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has released the following statement for National Addictions Awareness Week: