The mounting 2017 death toll from overdoses, which is already on a new record pace, to surpass 2016, show the dire need for awareness and recovery services.
No one is getting the message. Many are ignoring the warnings. Don’t be surprised if there are more OD deaths before New Year’s Eve.
The Coroner has yet to confirm if these are fentanyl or carfentanil related. Toxicology results are pending.
FVN has been approached by a handful of security guards who have told us that there may be a new drug called “Flakka”. This is a psychotic that reared it’s head in Florida in 2015. APD and RCMP both referred FVN to Fraser Health. Fraser Heath says they know nothing about it.
In 2016, Calgary and Abbotsford Police were warning about another drug called W-18, but since that story broke, no one is talking about that. The FVN story is here.
BC declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in April 2016.