B.C.’s opioid crisis is touching fathers, co-workers, friends, and many others you know (Nancy Chow)

When people think of the opioid crisis, they often think of the Downtown Eastside.

But the crisis is touching people in all walks of life — fathers, co-workers and many other people you might know personally.

The extent of B.C.’s opioid epidemic is hardly more apparent anywhere than at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital, where 30 per cent of patients at the Rapid Access Addictions Clinic (RAAC) come from outside the city.

Jesse Ferreras and Aaron McArthur report

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