The Fentanyl Crisis: a Year in Review

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The Fentanyl Crisis: a Year in Review

The Fentanyl Crisis: a Year in Review

  According to BC Coroners’ Service, in 2016 there were 914 apparent illicit drug overdose deaths in British Columbia. This is a 79.2% increase in the number of overdose deaths compared to 2015. Fentanyl appears to account largely for this increase, as the number of overdose deaths […]

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Detox: A Youth Worker’s Perspective

Detox: A Youth Worker’s Perspective

This week’s guest blog submission is from a Youth Worker at Family Services of Greater Vancouver’s youth detox. She describes her role, and shares some of her experiences, challenges, and rewards as a youth worker. I am a Youth Worker at Directions Youth Detox, one of Family […]

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Fentanyl Warnings: Be Drug Smart

Fentanyl Warnings: Be Drug Smart

Fentanyl Deaths in Recreational Users Spark Concern North Vancouver couple Hardy and Amelia Leighton, found dead in their home on July 20, died after ingesting toxic levels of fentanyl, a powerful pain killer blamed for more than 75 deaths in BC last year. Their deaths leave their […]

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