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Investigation: Deadly fentanyl now B.C. addicts’ drug of choice (BCCSU)

Graffiti on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside urges intravenous drug users to use the Insite supervised injection facility and to carry Narcan to reverse overdoses.
Graffiti on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside urges intravenous drug users to use the Insite supervised injection facility and to carry Narcan to reverse overdoses. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Hainsworth.

While governments warn of the threat of drugs contaminated with fentanyl, the harsh fact is that the synthetic opioid is increasingly the drug of choice for British Columbia’s addicts and drug abusers.

In April alone, of 610 drug checks detailed by the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), 261 people had bought what they expected to be fentanyl. That’s more than 10 times the rate of those hoping they’d bought heroin. Those ratios remain steady for the first four months of 2019.
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