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How Do We Tackle Drug Overdoses?

How Do We Tackle Drug Overdoses?

The latest numbers on illicit drug overdose deaths for the province are in, and they paint a grim picture.
Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe says 2016 was a devastating year for overdose deaths, with a record 914 people succumbing to drugs.
“The month of December saw the highest monthly number of illicit drug deaths recorded in BC: 142 people died last month as a result of illicit drug use, an average of nine people every two days.”
That’s nearly 80% higher than the year before.