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Opioid Crisis

/ 97.3 The Eagle

B-C’s top doctor says the province’s approach to treating addiction amounts to a series of disconnected silos — and that’s risky for drug users who are trying to get clean. Doctor Perry Kendall, the province’s chief medical officer, says more needs to be done to support patients with opioid-abuse problems after they complete detox. He says sending a patient back into the community without support after they successfully go through withdrawal can be deadly because if they relapse, their body is no longer desensitized to the drug, so there’s a higher chance they will overdose.

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