TOPIC: SUDBURY HOOKED 2019

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Sudbury man shares some lessons learned when seeking rehab

Eric Cashmore has a pretty good idea of how the rehab program in Ontario works. He’s been through six different programs to help him with his addiction.
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Toronto woman says getting help sometimes means leaving home

Growing up, Shelly Linn Sabean regularly saw her parents using drugs.
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The importance of a human connection when getting help for an addiction

A woman getting help for her addiction in Sudbury says human connection and support has been important in her recovery.
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Addictions specialist says stigma an obstacle to health care for drug users in Sudbury

Harm reduction advocates in Greater Sudbury say many people are blinded by stigma when it comes to the benefit of a potential supervised drug consumption site.
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No 'cookie cutter solution' for opioid users seeking help, physician says

With the increase in opioid and drug use in the Sudbury, people seeking help face challenges.
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Sudbury emergency room finds itself at the frontline of opioid crisis

Thousands of people addicted to opioids are ending up in the emergency room of the Sudbury hospital. And staff are using new drugs and old fashioned conversation to combat the crisis.
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They barely knew each other, but together they walked the fine line between life and death

The lives of two young northerners intersected over a toxic cloud of purple heroin in a Sudbury bathroom one night in February. One left their family wondering what happened and the other is now struggling to fulfill a promise she made to someone she barely knew.
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1.5M needles distributed through Sudbury health unit program in 2018

Ever wonder where all those needles used on the streets come from? They are provided by our health care system — for free — as a way to help people be healthy and safe. It falls under the umbrella of what people in the health care field call "harm reduction."
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Downtown businesses in Sudbury make changes to improve safety

Many business owners have worked hard to keep the area looking nice and welcoming for visitors and customers. However, downtown Sudbury is marred by symptoms of an opioid crisis, dirty needles, panhandling and public intoxication have all been in the rise in the city's core.
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Addictions, intoxication, needles a growing concern in downtown Sudbury

Some people will tell you that downtown Sudbury is a beautiful place, with locally owned boutiques and restaurants, quaint coffee shops, flower beds and it's clear that the city and business owners have worked hard to make downtown Sudbury look beautiful.
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Stories of strength and determination from 3 recovering addicts in Sudbury

A closer look at the growing problem of opioid use in Sudbury and northeastern Ontario.

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