Currently, naloxone, potentially lifesaving medication in an opioid overdose, is currently listed as a Schedule II drug in Manitoba. This means it does not require a prescription, but it must be distributed out by a health-care provider and only sold in pharmacies. The Manitoba government announced they intend to make legislative changes in order to […]
In December 2019, we started a conversation on Brandon’s Addictions Crisis at a forum. These conversations continued over the following months and resulted in the report, Brandon’s Addictions Crisis: A Roadmap to Solutions. We encourage you to read the report and support our efforts to put in place solutions to this problem.
The Westman Families of Addicts Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 pm, just before our regular gathering. We will be meeting at the Brandon Boxing Club in their upstairs meeting space.
Join WFA at 7 pm on January 14 at the Brandon Boxing Club for an interactive workshop with Shelley Ireland, who started working as an addictions counsellor in 1991. This workshop focuses on the four lives significantly affected by addiction. All are welcome!
There has been many changes to legislation these days with the new cannabis legalization; although no one I have personally spoken to has noted any immediate difference in the community or society as a whole. Of course, this is only the feedback that has been shared with me. When I ask someone about drugs the […]
I just had the experience of opening up our new RAAM clinic with the govt and media. I want to share what I said… ironically, right after I went back to work and found a needle in our parking lot (yes I did pick it up and dispose of it) As the parent of a […]
I know that we as human being have been addicted to something since the first bite of the apple, and maybe it’s time we stop trying to punish addiction, and find ways it does not devastate our communities, drain our resources, and kill our loved ones. Maybe we should find ways to intervene with the […]