Experts sound alarm as B.C. deals with record drug overdose deaths


A look at British Columbia..

"According to the coroner’s report, 20 per cent of those who died of overdose were women, eight people were 18 years old or younger and death rates per 100,000 population were similar in health regions across the province. Fentanyl is showing up in the blood of cocaine, amphetamine and opioid users. 

But many of these drug users and their families don’t know where to turn for help, Smith said.

“They don’t know who to call. They wind up getting on the computer and Googling, ‘rehab help,’ because where do you start? And often they are making decisions regarding the care of their loved one or their employee based on second-hand information.”

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