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The Resource Overdose : heartbreak and hope in Canada's opioid crisis, Benjamin Perrin

Overdose : heartbreak and hope in Canada's opioid crisis, Benjamin Perrin

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Overdose : heartbreak and hope in Canada's opioid crisis
Title
Overdose
Title remainder
heartbreak and hope in Canada's opioid crisis
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Perrin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An astonishing and powerful look at the ongoing opioid health crisis--the only book of its kind in Canada. North America is in the middle of a health crisis. The word 'Fentanyl' only recently entered common usage, and yet it has become a looming presence in news reports and conversations across Canada. It is an opioid more powerful and pervasive--and deadly--than any previous street drug. Often those suffering are marginalized people. Consider that in 2003, the SARS epidemic killed 44 people in Canada and launched a massive mobilization of public funds and resources to contain the outbreak. Over 100 times that number have been killed between 2016 and 2017 during the opioid crisis in Canada. Yet, the response has been far from proportionate. In fact, our policies are making things worse. The victims are many, and as we learn here, not only who we might expect. They are our neighbours: professionals, students, parents, and even health care workers. Despite the thousands of deaths, these victims remain largely invisible. But not anymore. Benjamin Perrin, a law and policy expert in Vancouver, BC--ground zero for the crisis--shines a light in this darkest of corners. What he finds challenges many assumptions about the people who use opioids, and the factors fuelling the crisis. Why do people use Fentanyl, where does it come from, and why can't we stop it? These questions, and many others being asked by all Canadians, are answered here in this urgent and humane look at the worst health crisis in recent history
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NLC
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Perrin, Benjamin
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Opioid abuse
  • Fentanyl
  • Opioids
  • Fentanyl
Target audience
adult
Label
Overdose : heartbreak and hope in Canada's opioid crisis, Benjamin Perrin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1105949696
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780735237865
Label
Overdose : heartbreak and hope in Canada's opioid crisis, Benjamin Perrin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1105949696
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780735237865

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