Safe injection sites a possible solution to curb illicit drug deaths in Prince George (Dr. Evan Wood, BCCSU)
A Director of the BC Centre for Substance Abuse says Safe Injection Sites in places like Prince George could be one way to curb the number of overdose deaths.
The province’s opioid crisis has claimed over 4,000 lives since 2015 and 29 of those deaths took place in Prince George this year already surpassing the city’s 2017 total of 22. Within Northern Health, 58 fatal overdoses have been recorded so far across the region.
Dr. Evan Wood says if safe injection sites were to come to the northern capital, the volume of overdose deaths would eventually go down.
Brendan Pawliw reports.
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