Join UBC School of Social Work & Interior Health for a presentation that looks into our Provincial overdose crisis. Many claim this is the worst public health crisis in our province’s history!
Cheyenne Johnson is the Director of Clinical Activities and Development at the British Columbia Center on Substance Use and the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse. Cheyenne will share her perspective on this difficult question on campus at UBC Okanagan, as part of the Science in Society Speaker Series.
“Addiction, especially opioid addiction, doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Most chronic diseases don’t”, says Johnson. “Harm reduction is the foundation of all substance-use care. It is the lens through which we provide programs, policies and services, such as needle distribution, safe consumption sites, overdose prevention and education”.
In her current position, Johnson oversees the development of provincial clinical care guidance document and dissemination, including evidence-based clinical guidelines, practice support tools and policy briefs.
Admission to this presentation is FREE.
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