Dr. Alana Hirsh

Alana Hirsh is a family physician and a UBC Clinical Assistant Professor who specializes in addiction medicine and the integration of trauma and substance use disorder treatment. She writes and speaks on the topics of addiction, trauma, self-compassion, burnout, and her experience with postpartum depression. Trained at McGill and UBC, Alana has practiced in a variety of settings, from inner cities to remote areas in Canada, the United States, and Liberia. She currently works in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, on the front lines of BC's overdose epidemic, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.