You may have noticed the media discussing opioid addiction lately but you might not know what the heck an opioid is. Educating yourself is the first step to spotting and helping stop this in your loved ones.
For the last 16 months, with fentanyl ravaging street-drug users across the country, more than 100 users at Vancouver’s Crosstown Clinic in BC Canada have been quietly injecting prescription heroin. During that time, not one of the clinic’s patients has received heroin laced with fentanyl. Not one has overdosed. And not one has died of heroin addiction.