Why are mental health disorders and addictions treated separately?

According to statistics from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, at least 20% of people with a mental illness also have a substance use problem. To Peter Selby, chief of the addictions program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, this number is very conservative. Laura Calhoun, provincial medical director of addiction and mental

The missing link in overdose prevention

Kathy Hardill healthydebate blogger

Long-established medical practice supports prescribing pre-loaded syringes of epinephrine to people having severe, life-threatening allergic reactions to allergens such as bee stings, nuts and shellfish. Patients, including children, are taught how to use them and carry them with them at all times in order to administer the drug without delay when they have a reaction.