Investigation: Deadly fentanyl now B.C. addicts’ drug of choice

published on June 5, 2019 by Jeremy Hainsworth and Albert Van Santvoort in North Shore News

While governments warn of the threat of drugs contaminated with fentanyl, the harsh fact is that the synthetic opioid is increasingly the drug of choice for British Columbia’s addicts and drug abusers.

Yes, there are admitted fentanyl addicts. And it’s growing, a Glacier Media investigation has found.

“People get used to it and that’s what they want,” said Anne Livingston of the BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors.

“They sell it separately, some of the dealers,” Livingstone said.

And, fentanyl’s involvement in the overdose crisis is driving both the federal life expectancy and mortality rates….

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