This past Friday, I had the opportunity to appear on CBC Radio One's 'The Current' with Anna Tremonti for an episode discussing the rise in Methadone prescribing in Ontario, and whether it has gone too far. The segment, entitled "Methadone treatment overused in Ontario, addiction experts warn", was guest hosted by journalist Connie Walker, and featured guests Dr. David Marsh of the Northern Ontario School Of Medicine, Dr. Benedikt Fischer of the Centre For Addiction And Mental Health, as well as myself.
This past week, I had the opportunity to have a small part of my story relating to prescription opiate addiction appear in The Globe & Mail. As usual, the opinions and comments I've received in response to the article "Number of opioid drug prescriptions in Canada skyrocketing" have been all over the map; from amazingly supportive, to ignorant and misinformed. This is certainly nothing new or unexpected for me, as it unfortunately still comes with the territory. Regardless, I wanted to take the time to touch on a few things that were not mentioned in The Globe & Mail article, as well as address some of the surrounding discussion.
By K. Lanktree
- Freelance Writer -
- Blog Mistress -
- Former IV Drug User -
- Methadone Patient -
- Lover of all things Harm Reduction -
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