The Lifeguard Blog

British Columbia continues to be at the forefront of treatment for street drug use, declaring the surge in overdoses related to it a public health emergency in 2016. Understanding that mental health issues and addiction are interlinked, and in an effort to de-stigmatize problematic illicit drug use,...

Anyone who takes prescription opioids can become addicted to them. In fact, 1 in 4 people who are prescribed opioids struggle with addiction. Once addicted, it can be hard to stop. Canada is the second-largest per capita consumer of opioids in the world. In 2018, almost......

Amid the opioid crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of digital apps has raised many questions. Technologies can play a significant part in any public health solution if they comply with privacy-preserving approaches to design, and work in alignment with existing privacy frameworks, law,......