Heroin Addiction in Canada – Recent Research Directions

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Heroin Addiction in Canada – Recent Research Directions
Abstract
Heroin addiction and treatment research can develop in silos that require
Integration, given chronic heroin addicts and high experimentation in
youths. Organized crime has advanced to supply pocket areas of high
demand and Canada is a transit point for onward smuggling to other
destinations. Harm reduction, Methadone and biochemical and neuro-
scientific studies may determine better treatment as policies now accept
prescribed heroin for chronic heroin addicts.
Introduction
Heroin addiction is common in developed and under-developed countries. In Canada, heroin addiction seems to be rising as practitioners see more patients of all age groups who are established or new addicts....
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..... street mortality. The drug is a less important phenomenon that adequate services to homeless persons. A great many Montreal area heroin addicts are young homeless persons and services to the homeless did expand after 2000.
Skerritt, J. 2010. Heroin use rises, spread feared – experts lament injection drug increase.
Winnipeg Free Press, January 11.
Newspaper article stemming from interviews of addictions and public health professionals in inner city practice. Winnipeg had little experience of heroin addiction as compared to Vancouver and Montreal to 2009. A rise in prescription drug addiction led by Oxycontin since 2000. More injection drug use is reported over all where there is a 3 to 12 month waiting list for methadone treatment programs.