Train healthcare providers and reduce stigma to tackle opioid crisis, says B.C. doctor (Dr. Evan Wood)
This week, the federal government announced that it would make a $231-million investment to address the opioid crisis nationally, as part of the Liberal government's budget.
The money would be spread over five years, and includes a $150-million emergency fund to launch treatment programs which will be divided among the provinces and territories based on need.
Here in B.C., the opioid crisis has reached a critical juncture and Dr. Evan Wood, director of the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, says he has faith the money the province receives will be put to good use.
Anna Dimoff reports
Dr. Scott MacDonald, Providence Crosstown Clinic