One of Canada’s top addiction experts has resigned after complaining about inadequate resources available to treat patients addicted to opiates.
Dr. Lindy Lee resigned as the director of the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Lee said that she could not keep up with the increasing demand for opiate detox and addiction services. Lee became frustrated and disillusioned with the lack of support from health officials. She was swamped with requests to assess more opiate addicts who are ending up in the emergency room, surgical and obstetrical wards.