The National How changing language could help in the fight against opioids

If you had any doubt about whether Canada's opioid crisis was getting better or worse, the latest numbers tell a big part of that story: it's still out of control. More than 9,000 people died between January 2016 and June 2018. There's a lot of talk about how to turn things around, but there may be another side to it ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2019

BBC Documentaries How Safe are My Drugs? New

With more people taking a wider range of drugs than ever, Radio 1 DJ B. Traits meets users and dealers to find out how much they know about their drugs, and whether they're safe. Warning: The following program may contain mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • 2014
  • 00:52:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/23/2021

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News in Review - October 2012 Lance Armstrong: Hero or Villain ?

The defiant cyclist stepped to the podium at the World Cancer Congress in Montreal and told the 2,000 dignitaries gathered before him, “My name is Lance Armstrong. I am a cancer survivor. I’m a father of five. And yes, I won the Tour de France seven times.” (Associated Press, August 29, 2012) This marked the first public appearance by Armstrong ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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The National Life Sentence: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can lead to learning disabilities, poor judgment and antisocial behaviour. It is caused by maternal drinking during pregnancy. FAS causes permanent organic injury to the brain. One in 500 babies born in Canada suffers from this condition. Now, new research suggests our prisons are full of victims of FAS – many of them undiagnosed. A study shows ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2007 Living as a Homeless Person

Homelessness is a big problem in Canada. Thousands of Canadians spend their nights on the street or in homeless shelters. But what is it really like not to have a place to call home? In this News in Review story CBC reporter Mark Kelley tries to find out by spending seven days as a homeless person in Montreal. We'll follow ...
  • 2007
  • 00:15:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2007

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Louis Theroux Louis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion New

At a time when alcohol-related deaths are on the rise, Louis investigates the problem of alcoholism. Heading for Europe’s largest liver transplant centre, King’s College Hospital in London, he sees first-hand the critical physical side effects of alcoholism and learns about the challenges doctors, patients and patients’ families face in trying to treat it.
  • 2016
  • 00:58:49
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/25/2021

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The National Meet the students trying to battle the vaping 'epidemic'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading national public health institute of the United States, calls it an epidemic: the growing and now unprecedented number of teens using e-cigarettes. It's become a big problem in schools across Canada as well, and now some students are taking matters into their own hands.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The Nature of Things Morphine on Trial

Morphine has been a salve for war-weary soldiers, a pain reliever for new mothers and a fuel for writers and poets. The analgesic qualities of the drug are still considered supreme, but so are its addictive properties. The clash over its utility as an effective pain reliever and its identity as an addictive narcotic puts morphine at the centre of ...
  • 2001
  • 00:54:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2018 Oh Cannabis: Canada Legalizes Pot

The government of Canada is legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana for people 19 years of age and up (18 in Alberta and Quebec) as of October 17, 2018. That makes Canada only the second country in the world to legalize pot. There will be strict regulations surrounding where the drug can be consumed, bought and grown. But ...
  • 2018
  • 00:16:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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News in Review - October 2017 Opioid Epidemic: An Overdose Crisis

The rise of unintentional drug overdoses in Canada is growing faster than anyone could have imagined. Numbers are rising so quickly, it’s being called an epidemic. Fentanyl-laced heroin is one of the worst culprits. Statistics show that many of those falling prey to the potentially fatal mixture are between 15 and 24 years of age. Big cities like Vancouver and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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