The war on lives: a look inside the opioid crisis.

The crisis in numbers In 2017, there were nearly 4,000 opioid-related deaths in Canada Between January and March 2018 alone, 73% of accidental apparent opioid-related deaths involved fentanyl, compared to 54% in 2016 and 72% in 2017 Fentanyl, which is responsible for the rise in overdoses and deaths, is 50 to 100 times stronger than Morphine, and is also colourless, odorless and tasteless. A quantity similar to a few small grains of salt is sufficient to cause overdose and death 1 out of 5 people who get prescribed an opioid will become a long-term user within 10 days A multi-faceted problem Featuring interviews with every day families who share their personal stories of how their lives have been devastated by the opioid crisis, this film takes the viewer on the multiple paths to addiction and initiates the necessary conversations to…
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