More than 8,000 people were killed in Canada due to opioid overdose in the last two years.
The US country is the second largest in the world to consume these substances, according to an analysis by the International Narcotics Control Board (JIFE).
Vancouver, in particular, became one of the epicenter of the Epidemic fthey understandiloA synthetic opioid 50 times more potent than heroin.
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This West Coast city, however, decided to change the focus on this problem and face it as a public health crisis, rather than a criminal problem.
In recent years, for example, addicts may access sites where heroin is injected under medical supervision.
In this video, a journalist from the BBC could see how this strategy is starting to give positive results.
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