News in Review Opioid Epidemic: An Overdose Crisis

News in Review Opioid Epidemic: An Overdose Crisis

The rise of unintentional drug overdoses in Canada is growing faster than anyone could have imagined. Numbers are rising so quickly, it’s being called an epidemic. Fentanyl-laced heroin is one of the worst culprits. Statistics show that many of those falling prey to the potentially fatal mixture are between 15 and 24 years of age. Big cities like Vancouver and Toronto are struggling to find ways to cope. Meanwhile, south of the border in Ohio, the opioid overdose statistics are staggering. We take a look at what Canada and Ohio can learn from each other in their struggle against the opioid epidemic.

  • 2017
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
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