Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #overdosecrisis

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"Many embedded research studies are granted a waiver of consent from patients, with the requirement that personal health information be protected from disclosure."

This means embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs) via NIH don't need patient consent.

rethinkingclinicaltrials.org/chapters/disse…
There are NIH ePCTs taking place in regard to pain and (conflating) addiction. There is also medication sparing programs for post-operative patients and for chronic pain through the HEAL initiative.

heal.nih.gov
The Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (PRISM) is the main ePCT taking place via the HEAL initiative. Meaning, patients are studied within the delivery model (EHR) and consent requirements likely waived via data protection
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#PainSpeaking Thread -Suicidal Pain

Living with #CRPS isn't easy. We all need to have a good support system to survive this wicked beast. I wrote this several years ago after reading a post on Facebook about Suicidal Pain.

I am normally a very private person. And, if anyone
2) had told me that I would have shared this narrative with anyone. Much less that I would have posted it on a public forum like Twitter before I wrote it, I would have told them they were Nuckin' Futz.

But, CRPS/RSD changes us all. And, when I read the post on Suicidal Pain.
3) I felt compelled to share this narrative.

We live with the "Suicide Disease" every day and the only way to survive it is to support one another & help each other keep it together & not slip off the slippery slope that CRPS/RSD, untreated & undertreated pain seems to like to
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These numbers are staggering - as they have been since the health emergency was declared in April 2016. There is no way to adequately articulate the immense suffering and heartbreak this horrifying loss of life has brought to our province. 1/ #bcpoli #overdosecrisis
I recently met with a local chapter of @momsstoptheharm and we discussed the gaping voids in our existing patchwork of supports and services for the countless British Columbians with substance use disorder. 2/ #bcpoli
One parent told me: ‘we need immediate low barrier, regulated, non-stigmatized safe supply to save people from the poisoned drug supply. Because if your child dies there's no more time for other interventions to help.' 3/ #bcpoli
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While many minds are being blown by the ineptitude of the CMOH let me take you on a “journey”.. it’s called the overdose crisis in Ontario

A thread..

#overdosecrisis
Dr. David Williams was appointed Ontario's First-Ever Provincial “Overdose Coordinator” in 2016. The focus of the strategy was to look at pharmaceuticals despite ppl on the ground saying ppl are dying from heroin laced w/ fentanyl. And that de-prescribing would cause deaths.
People on the ground were being ignored as the death rate climbed & fentanyl made its way in to the street drug supply. Data was not timely & lack of it was used to suppress what ppl knew. In the first 6 mnths of 2015 371 ppl died - 728 for the yr. In 2016 867 deaths in ON.
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Time to highlight another article I link to often.

“Whitewashed: The African American Opioid Epidemic”
by @ChiUrbanLeague

Quote thread 🧵

1/13

#racism #overdosecrisis #opioids
“...portrayed as a problem affecting young whites in suburban and rural areas. In Illinois, the Midwest, and indeed much of the United States, this is a wholly inaccurate depiction. The prevailing narrative neglects how people of color have been profoundly impacted”

2/13
“•African Americans are dying from opioid overdose at a rate higher than the general population in several states, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota, and West Virginia, and in Washington, D.C.;”

3/13
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50-80 people are dying of #overdose per week in Ontario. This crisis is severe. The only reason this isn't in the headlines daily is because we live in a world where we criminalize drugs + the pple who use them. This is only going to get worse during wave 2 of #COVID19
Min. of Health @PattyHajdu knows how severe the crisis is. She wrote to all provincial MOH's + and professional colleges: "take concrete action to help address these increasing harms and to better protect the health, safety and lives of these Canadians." canada.ca/en/health-cana…
Understand this- pple are dying preventable deaths in the #overdosecrisis. Why are 50-80 people dying/week in ON when we have the solutions? Pple who use drugs have told us how to fix it- we need courage + political will to get us there. Hold leaders accountable for this carnage!
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If this $1m isn’t going towards expanding MOUD (bupe/methadone) access, SSPs, and more harm reduction services... It’s another waste of money for MN.

MN also currently doesn’t have an actual evidence-based prevention or education.

@SenAmyKlobuchar @SenTinaSmith
#SafeSupplyNow
Residential, abstinence facilities that benefit from criminalization also won’t solve the #OverdoseCrisis. Residential isn’t EBP for OUD. Periods of abstinence (especially forced) increase OD risk.
Money towards housing + harm reduction would be more effective.

#HousingFirst
A prevention/education program that was ACTUALLY evidence-based, includes harm reduction, risk/benefit, doesn’t focus mainly on rx, and fear monger with arrest and addiction...
That’d be good too.

#JustSayKnow #SafetyFirst #ProhibitionKills
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Here @jasonluan88 responds to arguments for #safesupply brought forward by advocates on social & mainstream media, but it appears that he needs help with understanding and interpretation of the arguments and data in support of safe supply.
Thread: 1/
#Abpoli #Ableg
In the headline @jasonluan88 continues to use stigmatizing language with the word “addict”. People who use drugs are people first!
Stigma causes people to to use and die alone.

Here are helpful resources on stigma for the minsiter.

#ableg #abpoli
2/
canada.ca/en/health-cana…
A person with lived and living experience is free to chose how they self-identify, but unless @jasonluan88 has lived experience he should stick to #PersonFirstLanuage
#Abpoli #Ableg
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There are important issues this article in @CalgarySunRSS & the comments by @jasonluan88 miss:
(1) First we have to keep people alive to give them a chance for recovery. During #covid19 drugs are more toxic, and seeking and taking drugs is more dangerous.
calgarysun.com/opinion/column…
re @CalgarySunRSS & @jasonluan88:
(2) when people struggle with addiction, drug use happens, regardless of consequences. Creating more treatment spaces in a crisis will helps some but not all. People will seek treatment when they are ready and ready is different for each person
re @CalgarySunRSS & @jasonluan88:
(3) prescribing a safe alternative to toxic street drugs does not equate to "free drugs". It means prescription alternatives to toxic street supply within provincial drug plans. It is a public health approach to a health crisis. #safesupply
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