At the epicentre of the crisis: Chronic pain and substance use in the construction industry

December 13, 2022 12:00PM

The overdose crisis has taken the lives of more than 6,500 British Columbians and more than 17,000 Canadians since 2016. Many of those who have died have several things in common: they were mostly male, a significant number worked in construction and supporting industries, and more than half were living with physical pain. Workers in the construction industry need better support to manage pain and its impacts on mental health in order to reduce their likelihood of substance use disorder, disability, and overdose.

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Pain Medication Management for Acute Injuries

March 04, 2019 2:00PM

This webinar provides best practice advice from pharmacist Jennifer Dunkin on how patients can manage pain medications if they have recently been injured, have experienced a fracture and/or have undergone surgery to fix their injury. It also provides information on what to look out for if an injury is painful beyond the time it typically takes for an injury to heal.

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