Pilot program establishes Vancouver’s first drug-testing clinic outside of the Downtown Eastside

published on April 16, 2019 by John Kurucz in Vancouver Courier

The equivalent population of a small Canadian city has died in the three years since a public health emergency was declared, and the days of trusting a guy who knows a guy are over.

Harm reduction advocates and public health officials time and again say the root cause of the opioid crisis is inextricably linked to a toxic drug supply.

A first-of-its-kind pilot project is attempting to mitigate that issue in a neighbourhood removed from ground zero in the Downtown Eastside.

A six-week drug-checking program is taking place each Friday afternoon at the Robert and Lily Lee Community Health Centre near Broadway and Commercial Drive…

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