Addiction experts discuss solutions to opioid overdose crisis
According to new numbers released by the B.C. Coroners Service, November was the deadliest month on record for the province with 128 fatal overdoses — bringing the year's total to more than 750 deaths.
The spike is being blamed on the synthetic opioid fentanyl, detected in more than 60 per cent of the overdose deaths.
“Anybody working on the front lines during November wouldn't be overly surprised to hear these tragic numbers,” addiction physician Dr. Keith Ahamad tells The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti.