Family doctors are working together to help address the growing opioid crisis in BC. Through their local divisions of family practice, doctors are creating and compiling resources on opioid prescribing and alternative pain management modalities. These resources help doctors to manage substance use issues in their own communities, and to comply with opioid prescribing standards announced by the BC College of Physician and Surgeons in 2016.
Some of the resources are intended to support doctors with decision-making in the prescribing process, and some of the resources and community links are for doctors to provide to patients on alternative pain management strategies.
Click here to learn more about available supports for opioid prescribing and pain management recommendations.