Canada’s Bold Steps to Reduce Opioid Overdoses (Crosstown, SPH)
Vancouver, Canada’s supervised injection sites offer people a safer place to use, often helping those with a long history of addiction who don’t respond to oral treatments like methadone and Suboxone.
NARRATOR: A devastating epidemic…
KENNETH (Father of Casey): We didn’t know what to do. We just felt powerless…a parent’s worst nightmare, to find my kid not breathing.
JAMES “SANDY” WINNEFELD (S.A.F.E. [Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic] Project): He was always very good at, at telling us, “Everything’s going to be fine.” But it wasn’t.
Ken, cardiac patient