Your Call: How is Vancouver dealing with its opioid crisis & what can we learn from it?

published on August 21, 2017 by SANA SALEEM & RENEE KEMP in KALW

Vancouver and San Francisco are iconic West Coast cities with many things in common — including large numbers of people addicted to hard drugs. In recent years, Vancouver has been at the forefront of new approaches to addiction, including safe injection sites. 

As San Francisco considers similar programs for its 22,000 intravenous drug users, what can we learn from Vancouver? 


Sarah Blyth, founder of the Overdose Prevention Society

Dr. Keith Ahamed, addiction medicine specialist at St. Paul’s Hospital 

Dean Wilson, member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users 

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