Welcome to CANHR’s new web site dedicated to ending the misuse of psychoactive drugs in nursing homes! As you can see, the web site has many key features, including this blog. For example, readers can browse the latest news about psychoactive drugs and nursing homes, download and read CANHR’s drugging guide “Toxic Medicine,” and join our campaign.
The blog will feature articles, stories, and musings of CANHR staff and occasional special guests regarding the vexing problem of psychoactive drugs in nursing homes. We will focus primarily on identifying problems, proposing solutions, and offering new perspectives and approaches in the campaign to fight drug misuse. For an interesting introduction and overview of the overdrugging problem, check out Tony Chicotel’s “Anatomy of a Drug Problem.”
We hope you find the blog to be both informational and engaging and that you will provide feedback and share your own stories and experiences. The success of our campaign ultimately relies on your participation.