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Nova Scotia First Nation looking to end drug abuse with tough new policy

// // Posted in Aboriginal Health News

The largest First Nation community in Atlantic Canada is moving to implement a new anti-drug strategy. Eskasoni Chief Leroy Denny says they want to reverse the culture of drug and alcohol abuse on the reserve by adopting a “no mercy” … Continue reading

Drug Abuse Major Concern Among First Nations and Inuit

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The use of illicit drugs is a serious problem among First Nations, Inuit and Métis.  In 2002-2003 26.7% of First Nation adults used marijuana, compared to 14.1% in the Canadian population (Regional Health Survey, 2002-2003). Inuit communities have been even … Continue reading