The region with Sarnia-Lambton is still one of Ontario's highest rates for prescription opioid pain.
"Although opiate is a crisis and public awareness, we do not see that the prescription of opiate needs to decline," said Dr Blake Pearson, Erie St.. Clair Health Integration Health Network (LHIN).
"Therefore, my goal is to educate alternatives and establish the program so that we can reduce the prescription rates within our NHS."
The Drug Dependent Drug Network Research Network said the opiate rate for people with cancer in 2017 (1,000 people), in different regions of Ontario, almost doubled to 85.7, 168.4.
Erie St. The Clair rate, between Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex, was 157.2.
This is down to seven points in 2016, coinciding with the tendency of Ontario, but still at the end of the province's spectrum.
The rate of the Southwestern LHIN rate in London and the surrounding areas was 126.1
Pearson, a medical doctor specializing in cannabis, in the treatment of nurse patients, with conditions such as epilepsy and chronic pain, said he was immediately alerted by his doctor, to learn more about his strategy this month.
"However, we are collaborating in the US, doctors, health professionals and other experts to develop a progressive strategy for opioids that affect our community and other dependency problems," he wrote. email
Pearson reported Israel and the United States, Canada and other conferences. He presented a research on cannabinoid medicine.
"Not only were some credible proofs of my own, but researchers in Israel," he said, the use of cannabis may reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs and opioids in elderly patients, including sedation requiring dementia.
"Even though we are a bit far away from being admitted to doctors, in general, double random and controlled trials, due to the lack of randomness we use as gold standard," said Pearson, who said.
Meanwhile, many street drug drugs are produced at the expense of the opioid crisis, but they also reduce prescriptions that it may be reasonable, said Irfan Dhalla, vice president of Ontario Healthcare.
"We prescribe the opioids that doctors in many other countries, so it's probably a good thing if we start a little less than opioids."
In Canada, about 4,000 people in 2017, Sarnia-Lambton's six died as a result of a new overload of opioids.
Healthcare Canada has no official position as an alternative to prescribing medical cannabis, said Dhalla.
"I know many doctors believe that it is a good idea to prescribe medical marijuana, especially those medications that affect someone with high doses of opioids."
Pearson advises patients to consult doctors because they can interact with other drugs before starting cannabinoid medicine.
"Just because it's not legitimate does not mean it's safe."
Special opiate opium pain (2017):
– Erie St. Clair
157.2 – 1,000 person rate
– South West LHIN
126.1 – Rate per 1,000
110.2 – Rate per 1,000 people
Source: Drug Dependent Police Research Network