'It keeps calling my name': Fentanyl overdose in B.C. rehab centre prompts coroner's inquest (Dr. Keith Ahamad)
Brandon Jansen smiled for his mother's camera, but he was suffering badly his third day in rehab.
“I'm struggling. I can't hold it,” Michelle Jansen remembers her 20-year-old son telling her when she visited him on March 6 at the Sunshine Coast Health Centre in Powell River, B.C.
The first relapse after detoxing is often deadly, says Dr. Keith Ahamad, who co-authored arecent report urging increased access to Suboxone, calling it “critically underutilized” in the fight against fentanyl overdoses.
Natalie Clancy reports
Tiko Kerr, Vancouver Artist and patient of Dr. Julio Montaner