opioid drug overdose

Today is International Overdose Awareness day. As of August 18th there’s been 433 fatal overdoses in our province of British Columbia alone. If we go by those statistics, as of today, August 31st, another 24 overdoses have now taken place and about 257 fatal overdoses will occur by the end of this year.

opioid addiction

You may have noticed the media discussing opioid addiction lately but you might not know what the heck an opioid is. Educating yourself is the first step to spotting and helping stop this in your loved ones.

Big Pharma opioids to cure opioid addiction

Just recently, the FDA gave Braeburn Pharmaceuticals the green light to use the first opioid addiction treatment, a Probuphine (buprenorphine) implant, on patients. The more I read about this new implant, the more nervous I get.

painkiller addiction cannabis

If you read our post about having the “gateway” talk with your loved ones about pain medication abuse leading to heroin addiction, you might be happy to hear there’s an upside to that chat: the part about cannabis being seen as a gateway drug leading away from painkiller addiction.

prescription painkiller addiction leads to heroin abuse

When my parents found out that I smoked cannabis as a teen, my dad sat me down and told me in all seriousness that marijuana would be the gateway to harder drugs like heroin, cocaine and so on. At the time I thought he and his “gateway” theory was just crazy talk.

Now though, it looks like we’re the ones that may have to sit our loved ones down and have the “gateway” talk (more…)

opioid addicts

The face of the opioid addict is rapidly changing these days as people are getting addicted to opioids through the legal version, then moving to the illegal version because it’s easier to obtain. Opiates and heroin are really moving to the suburbs and affecting groups of people there.

Opioid Overdose syring, rig, pills, fentanyl
Opioid overdose will kill 800 people in B.C. this year if the death toll continues at its current rate. In the first three months of 2016, fentanyl was detected in half of 200 opioid-overdose deaths. Fentanyl is indiscriminately killing entrenched street users and casual users from the suburbs.

Drugs and money Ibogaine treatment cost

The short answer is what is it worth to you to explore your spirituality and/or interrupt your addiction? Ibogaine treatment cost weighed against the gain puts it all into perspective.

Are you looking for a spiritual booster to help you better understand yourself and your place in this world? Or have you been addicted to huge quantities opiates for too long and are looking to break the chains of addiction and change your life around? Do you have PTSD, depression or anxiety and can’t quite enjoy life to the fullest that you’d like to?


The United States is in the midst of the worst drug addiction epidemic in its history. But it is not a crisis of illegal drugs, it is one of prescription painkillers. Behind the recent flurry of headlines about a massive surge in heroin use is a much more widespread wave of addiction to legal opioids — OxyContin, Vicodin and other painkillers.

Green W-18 pills and powder spread over a mirror

Overdose Waiting to Happen

A new drug on the streets, W-18 has been called “an overdose waiting to happen.” This powerful synthetic opioid considered up to 10,000 time stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than Fentanyl, a powerful painkiller.