145 The Truth About Canada's Opioid Crisis—Part 3
[ Part 3 of 3 ] The truth about Canada’s Opioid Crisis is complicated and multi-faceted, but many experts in the field are clear about what’s going wrong.
In this final part, we'll explore the evidence and data, and delve into what addiction is and where it originates.
We'll look at what grief-stricken families are saying about Canada's slow and limited response to the opioid crisis—and what they are demanding be done instead.
Finally, we’ll circle back to Mary Breen for her reflections on the sentencing hearing for the young man convicted of selling her daughter Sophie the fentanyl that killed her.
Resources for those affected by the Opioid Crisis:
- Provincial Resources - Moms Stop the Harm
- Opioid Resources - Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
- About Opioids - Canada.ca
- Any Kind of Luck at All a memoir by Mary Fairhurst Breen (Sophie Breen's mother)
- Overdose: Heartbreak and Hope in Canada's Opioid Crisis by Benjamin Perrin
- Indictment: The Criminal Justice System on Trial by Benjamin Perrin
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