Perspectives on Saskatoon’s evolving opioid crisis

Global News Saskatchewan, October 30, 2018

Some of the common themes that emerged were improving and expanding pain management programs in the province, increasing funding, improving education of professionals and the public as well as improving social determinants of health.

“We know what the solutions are, it’s just that we don’t always have access to those solutions,” said Dr. Wendy Gore-Hickman who now works as a recovery advocate.

Gore-Hickman said from her experience, those who need the help often don’t get it when they need it the most.

“I had one die on Oct. 5, he was waiting for a bed in Saskatchewan in one of our addiction centres and the wait list was six weeks,” Gore-Hickman said.

Perspectives on Saskatoon’s evolving opioid crisis