What is Break The Needle?

Break The Needle is a bespoke Canadian publication that specializes in addiction and crime issues. The publication is owned and managed by the Centre For Responsible Drug Policy. We like partnering with other media outlets and co-publishing our articles with them – because in a tough media world, it’s important to work together.

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Break The Needle provides news and analysis on addiction and crime in Canada.


Break The Needle provides balanced news and analysis on addiction and crime issues in Canada.