Drug users open up about the cost of addiction on health, life and family
Tom Ayers · CBC News
David Crowe says he lost everything he ever worked for because of his alcohol and drug use. He is now in an opioid replacement program, but still struggles with addiction. (Tom Ayers/CBC)
Organizers hope to take part in nationally funded project that uses palm scanning to safely dispense opioids
By Tom Ayers · CBC News · Posted: Sep 28, 2021
Giulia DiGiorgio, with the Ally Centre of Cape Breton, says an overdose prevention site is coming to Sydney and it is hoped a safe supply of opioids will also be available to prevent deaths. (Tom Ayers/CBC)
'Stigma ... is the biggest reason why people do not go to the ER,' says patient of nurse
Brittany Wentzell · CBC · Posted: Jul 19, 2021 2:05 PM AT | Last Updated: July 19
Sharon MacKenzie is the outreach street health nurse at the Ally Centre. (Brittany Wentzell/CBC)
The Ally Centre is branching out to more communities
The rolling health centre will be able to travel to various communities within the CBRM. (Matthew Moore/CBC)
'We've certainly seen a spike in the numbers of those who are absolutely homeless or precariously housed'
By Brittany Wentzell · CBC · Posted: Nov 18, 2020
Christine Porter, executive director of the Ally Centre of Cape Breton, says the organizaton has reopened its comfort centre for the first time since June to give people a place to warm up, shower and eat. (Norma Jean MacPhee/CBC)
"There's this whole underbelly of the community that people would rather not hear about but it's real life'
By Holly Conners · CBC News · Posted: Mar 30, 2020 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: March 30, 2020
The Ally Centre in downtown Sydney, N.S., serves people with mental health, addiction and homelessness issues. (Holly Conners/CBC)
The COVID crisis is hampering access to basic services for people who live on the street in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.