Northern B.C. drug users criticize lack of access to safe supply

published on May 23, 2020 by Nick Wells in CTV News

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — At one point, Juls Budau says her boyfriend was going through $4,000 worth of cocaine in a week.

He would express a desire to get sober and then in the middle of the night ask for a ride to a nearby ATM to pay his drug dealer, Budau said in an interview.

When B.C. rolled out its new guidelines to provide a safe supply of prescription drugs, Budau thought it would provide a measure of relief and help wean her boyfriend off a potentially toxic drug supply.

But that hasn’t happened and Budau believes medical professionals are not closely following the safe supply guidelines…

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