Drug Use and Opioids
Rates of opioid prescribing and use are on the rise. Ontario has the highest rate of narcotic use in Canada and over 300 people dies every year from opioid overdose. Opioid overdose deaths now equal the number of people killed in motor vehicle collisions.
Physician Resources for Opioid Management
Education and Resources
- Evans Health Lab video: Best evidence for people taking opioid medication - Access from http://www.evanshealthlab.com/opioids/
- Project ECHO Ontario offers rapid access to an interprofessional team including an addictionist/neurologist, psychiatrist, pain specialist and others. Primary care providers who present a case to ECHO can bill K707 chronic pain conference fee and earn free CPD credits - visit http://www.echontario.ca or call 416-597-3422 x4435
- Medical Mentoring for Addictions and Pain is an online forum where anyone can post questions/de-identified case discussion and get feedback from a Canada-wide community of pain/addiction experts - visit http://machealth.ca/registration/p/mmap
- The 2017 Draft Recommendations for use of Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
- Management of alcohol use disorders, opioid prescribing, and opioid use disorders in primary care: A pocket reference for family physicians
- Opioid Use and Related Adverse Events in Ontario
- Ontario Narcotics Atlas
Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre - Living well with a chronic condition. This is a 6 week self-management workshop that helps people living with a chronic condition to better manage sysmptomsfor an improved quality of life.
- Hotel Dieu Hospital Chronic Pain Clinic offers consultaion services and treatments in the aim to improve quality of life. Patients must be referred to this services by a physician. Visit http://www.hoteldieu.coméprograms-and-departments/chronic-pain-clinic
- Kingston Orthopaedic Pain Institute (KOPI) promoted wellness and optimizes functional abilities of individual with muscoloskeletal disorders by providing timely, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment. Patients must be referred by a physician. Please call 613-507-7246 or visit http://www.kopi.ca/
Harm Reduction Services
Methadone Maintenance therapy is available at:
- OATC - Belleville: 257 Front Street 613-969-7862
- OATC Bancroft : 89 Hastings Street N 613-332-0660
- Change Health Care - Picton 266 Main Street 613-476-3636
- Sunrise - Belleville 450 Dundas Street East 613-771-0004
The Lifesaver Program is a new component of our ongoing harm reduction efforts at HPEPH.
Naloxone is a medication that temporarily reverses the potentially fatal effects caused by an overdose, but only works on opioids. Some examples of opioids are morphine, hydromorph, percocet, and heroin. Those eligible for the kits are individuals who are presently taking opioids or have taken them in the past. We are also able to dispense to family and friends of those individuals.
Naloxone Kits and training are available at all health unit offices and paticipating pharmacies throughout the area. At the Health Unit, nurses are available for training clients at the following times and locations.
- 179 North Park Street Belleville, Monday 8:30am-12:00pm and Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm
- 499 Dundas Stret Trenton, Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:30pm and the 1st and 3rd Wednesday monthly 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm