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1/5 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: National data released this week on opioid and stimulant-related harms is a tragic reminder of the broader impacts of the #COVID19 pandemic, including the worsening of the ongoing overdose crisis.…
2/5 Addressing this worsening crisis must start with our recognition that #SubstanceUse is a health and social issue. We must treat people who use drugs with dignity, compassion and respect, and help them get the supports they need:…
3/5 Including working collectively on efforts to promote accessibility of life saving #HarmReduction & treatment services, such as access to medications as safer, pharmaceutical grade alternatives to the toxic illegal drug supply.
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1/4 #WorldSuicidePreventionDay is today – Let’s all commit to help prevent #suicide! Read this thread for resources to #TakeThatStep and #HelpOthers. #WSPD2020 #SuicidePrevention
2/4 If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1 or your local emergency help line. You can also get support from a local crisis centre, @CrisisCanada (1-833-456-4566), 1 866 APPELLE (Quebec residents), @KidsHelpPhone...
3/4 The Hope for Wellness Help Line (1-855-242-3310) offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all #Indigenous Peoples, incl. an on-Line Chat Counseling Service:
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Our release report panel is live! Catch it via FB:

We’ll be covering our findings and policy recommendations on homelessness prevention, SF’s shelter system, substance use, mental health, and trans homelessness!

First up! The methodology we utilized on our ‘Stop the Revolving Door’ report!

Olivia Glowacki, @theCoalitionSF Development Director, speaks on our approach led by people w/ lived experience w/ homelessness alongside academics from SFSU, UC Berkeley, UNC Chapel Hill, & others
Next up! Facilitated by @cherring_soc of Harvard/UCLA and Tracey Mixon to talk about the report’s findings on homelessness prevention! Even before the pandemic, many asked how do you support people with precarious housing status?

#Stoptherevolvingdoor #homelessnessprevention
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1/4 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Tragically, in many regions of the country, the COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to an increase in drug-related overdoses and deaths. #SubstanceUse #CarryNaloxone #StopOverdoses #EndStigma
2/4 There are indications that the street drug supply is growing more unpredictable and toxic in some parts of the country, as previous supply chains have been disrupted by travel restrictions and border measures during #COVID19. #SubstanceUse #CarryNaloxone
3/4 Public health measures designed to reduce the impact of #COVID19 may increase isolation, stress and anxiety, and put a strain on the supports for persons who use drugs. #SubstanceUse #HarmReduction
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1/4 Addiction is a treatable medical condition and there are many different paths to wellness and recovery. Visit the @CdnTogether Wellness Together Canada Portal for free mental health and substance use resources:
2/4 There are many resources available to guide providers, including six new national guidance documents, developed by @CIHR_IRSC Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM), available online here:
3/4 I also encourage #healthcare providers to access the toolkit for clarity on the rules for prescribing for the treatment of #SubstanceUse disorder and/or to provide a safer alternative to street drugs.…
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1/5 For the third consecutive month this year, the number of drug #overdose deaths recorded in British Columbia has exceeded 170. These deaths represent a 136% increase over the number of deaths recorded in July 2019.
2/5 Increases in overdoses in other communities across the country, are also being reported in news media, with the Yukon reporting twice as many #overdose deaths in the first half of 2020 compared to the same time last year...
3/5 Likewise, Saskatchewan is reporting historic levels of overdoses and #overdose deaths and in Quebec, the number of overdose deaths in Montreal during July 2020 was the highest seen in over five years.
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Tomm we start a journey at @ZuckerSoM w/ 3rd yr #MedicalStudents to enhance #Awareness #Education #Skills #Comfort #Hope re: #OpioidCrisis

13.5 hours - "#OpioidEpidemic" themed week (3rd iteration)

Follow/RT as Students, Colleagues, & I tweet - #OURcrisis

#MEDeD #RecoveryMonth
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#OURcrisis @ZuckerSoM

@GIMaPreceptor @DrYili @MartinsWelchMD @JoeCMD @medicmin911 @ektrenchard @ethanfried @ginofarina @LindaWDeMasi @AFornari1 @joemd @DrAhuja @santhoshpaulus6 @TomMcGinn4
#Strategic Full Circle
1. from Health System (need)
2. to School of #Medicine (access)
3. to Health System (access/mission)

Our #OpioidEpidemic themed week is part of a 30+hour 4-yr longitudinal 'Addressing #SubstanceUse' curriculum
#OURcrisis #MEDeD
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