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New! Clinical Practice Tips Videos
Effective Tapering Strategies for Prescription Opioids
In this series of four videos for family physicians and other health care practitioners, Dr Peter Selby, Chief of the Addictions Division at CAMH presents guidance on tapering opioids from the Canadian Guidelines for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.
1. Key Messages (2:53)
2. Main Reasons to Discontinue Opioids (4:59)
3. Clinical Considerations (6:11)
4. Opioid Tapering Protocol (13:06)
About... percs, Oxys and other pain pills (PDF)
Sixth in the popular About series, this full-colour publication, written and illustrated in a fold-out tabloid style, uses a humorous approach to deliver a serious message to teens. Chock full of interesting cartoon illustrations and informative facts.
Engaging New Video Gives the Best Advice for People Considering or Taking Opioid Medications
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Dr. Mike Evans, Mercury Films and Canada Health Infoway are very proud to launch a new video that tackles the question, what is the best advice for people on, or about to start, opioid medications? Dr. Evans is known for his unique health videos with almost 6 million YouTube views.
The collaboration between the partner organizations and the OpiATE Project also involved significant contributions from CAMH Education and from Clinical Programs at CAMH. The OpiATE Project is funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.
This video is freely available, in English and French, for anyone to view
The medical and educational communities are welcome to share and show this video to help inform their patients and clients. It can be shared through social media, sent via link, or even embedded on a website directly from YouTube.
Youth and Prescription Painkillers: What Parents Need to Know
A brochure for parents and caregivers
This reader-friendly brochure was created to provide parents and other caregivers with the knowledge they need to speak to young people about prescription painkillers. The brochure is intended as an informational accompaniment to all prescribed painkillers that will enter a home environment. It will be an important educational resource for physicians, dentists, dental surgeons and others who prescribe painkillers, along with pharmacists.
This product was created through a partnership between CAMH and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario College of Pharmacists, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Download the PDF.
Disponible en français
Les jeunes et les médicaments antidouleur sur ordonnance : ce que les parents doivent savoir
Un dépliant pour les parents et les personnes responsables d’enfants
Ce dépliant s’adresse aux parents et aux autres personnes responsables d’enfants et présente, dans un langage abordable, les connaissances nécessaires leur permettant de discuter avec les jeunes des médicaments antidouleur sur ordonnance. Ce supplément d’information est conçu pour accompagner tous les médicaments antidouleur sur ordonnance qui se retrouveront dans un milieu familial. Il constituera une ressource éducative précieuse pour les médecins, les dentistes, les chirurgiens-dentistes et autres professionnels de la santé qui prescrivent des médicaments antidouleur, ainsi que pour les pharmaciens.
Cette publication est le fruit d’un partenariat entre CAMH et le Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, l’Ordre des pharmaciens de l’Ontario et l’Ordre des médecins et chirurgiens de l’Ontario. PDF
Featured topic: The Greening of Mental Health
This issue of CrossCurrents looks at the wide-ranging benefits that can be had by incorporating nature into our lives, from the institutiona l— incorporating gardens to hospital grounds, environmental art to buildings, grass and plants to roofs — to the practice of horticulture therapy, from getting children with ADHD outdoors, to reflections on the Aboriginal worldview of respect for the natural world and its central place in healing customs and practices.
There is also a review of the current literature on nature’s role in mental health and addiction — Vitamin Green — an interview with the organizer of the International People Plant Symposium at a castle in The Netherlands, research updates, conference listings and the 2012–2013 Readership Survey. Visit www.camhcrosscurrents.net to read more.
In the news
May 21, 2013
Mental health issues linked to cannabis increase by half in four years, The Telegraph (June 13, 2013) )>>more in KnowledgeX>> How are mental health and addiction problems related?
Three companies voluntarily recalling antipsychotic drug quetiapine, Globe and Mail (May 18, 2013)
Ketamine shows significant therapeutic benefit in people with treatment-resistant depression, Machines Like Us (20 May 2013
Americas Coalition Puts Marijuana Legalization Up for Discussion, New York Times (May 17, 2013)>>more in KnowledgeX>>CAMH Submission to the Special Senate Committee on Illegal Drugs
Disclaimer: This compilation of news headlines is provided for information purposes only. The links posted here neither reflect the views or opinions of CAMH, nor imply endorsement of any organization, by CAMH.
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