Code Grey: Realities of substance use, opioid epidemic

published on December 22, 2022 by Spencer Hall in

With B.C.’s opioid crisis set to enter its seventh year in 2023, there doesn’t seem to be a corner of the province that has gone unaffected by the epidemic. Nor does it discriminate on who its victims are.

Unfortunately, many who may struggle with problematic substance use often do so alone due to the stigma associated with addiction and substance use in general.

The BC Coroner’s Service said that those most impacted by this crisis are those who work in trades as well as those in Indigenous communities — especially Indigenous women.

recent report by the Select Standing Committee of Health in the BC Legislature contained 37 recommendations to tackle the escalating number of deaths from overdose in the province, but will these recommendations be effective?…

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