Addictions Outreach Club

Campus: 
London
Type: 
Community Outreach

The Middlesex-London Health Unit estimates that drug-related deaths have recently overtaken motor vehicle collisions as the number one cause of death in London, and the number of active IV drug users per capita in London is one of the highest in Canada, second only to Vancouver. Training in this city, will we see the impacts of drug addiction in many contexts, including our emergency medicine and internal medicine rotations, and it’s important that we understand the causes of addiction and the best ways to help patients living with drug addiction. Through screenings, workshops (e.g., naloxone kit training), and community outreach events, the club will help to improve our care of these patients in addition to help reduce stigma of patients living with addiction in the greater London community.