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‘No one’s listening’: As opioid-related deaths surge in Canada, advocates say there’s little gov’t support

A man walks past a mural by street artist Smokey D. about the fentanyl and opioid overdose crisis, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C. (Photo credit: CBC News)
A man walks past a mural by street artist Smokey D. about the fentanyl and opioid overdose crisis, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C. (Photo credit: CBC News)

Ontario, federal governments say they’re committed to tackling opioid crisis

Zoe Dodd knows how painful it is to lose someone to the opioid crisis. In the past week and half alone, three people she knew died of an overdose.

The Toronto-based harm reduction worker said she’s been so traumatized by the opioid crisis this past year that she had to take three months off of work.

“The overwhelming nature of the grief and the just complete abandonment of people that have to respond to this crisis, as well as COVID and the housing disaster … really took a toll on me,” said Dodd, who works with the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society.

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