Diversion of ‘safer supply’: A growing problem or urban myth?

published on May 28, 2023 by Denise Ryan in Vancouver Sun

“A nightmare every day” is how Greg Sword describes the agony of losing his 14-year-old daughter Kamilah to a drug overdose last August.

“She took a pill in the middle of the night and never woke up.”

The B.C. Coroners Service told the grieving father that Kamilah had three drugs in her system: cocaine, MDMA and hydromorphone, also known as Dilaudid or “dillys.”

“I had never heard of hydromorphone,” said Sword.

Now he can’t think about anything else.

Kamilah had always been fun-loving and outgoing, but during COVID-19, the isolation hit her hard. She began dabbling with drugs…

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