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BC. is trying to stop a high rate of overdose deaths by recent prisoners



Oppenheimer park wooden stakes in downtown Vancouver in 2018 represent the number of cWooden bets in Oppenheimer Park in downtown Vancouver in 2018 representing the number of confirmed overdose deaths at B.C. confirmed overdose deaths in B.C.

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Last year, the investigative commission of the death investigators found that two-thirds of B.C. who have died of illicit drug overdoses within 19 months, have had recent contact with a criminal court.

British Columbia is launching a project aimed at reducing the number of overdose deaths by prisoners who have recently been released from correctional facilities.

Last year, the investigative commission of the death investigators found that two-thirds of B.C. who have died of illicit drug overdoses within 19 months, have had recent contact with a criminal court.

The Panel stated that between January 2016 and the end of July 2017, 333 people were released from the correctional facility during the first month.

The Ministry of Health says in a press release that five new community survival teams have been set up in Surrey, Prince George, Kamloops, Nanaimo and Port Coquitlam to help treat people with opioid use disorders.

People have more than 2224 wood deposits - which is the number of confirmed overdose deaths in B.C. over the last three years, many of them have been painted over the victims of overdose - at the Oppenheimer Park in downtown Vancouver last September. The Canadian opioid overdose crisis is primarily focused on illegal street drugs and not on statutory regulations, says commentator Susan Martinuk.

Oppenheimer park wooden stakes in downtown Vancouver in 2018 represent the number of cWooden bets in Oppenheimer Park in downtown Vancouver in 2018 representing the number of confirmed overdose deaths at B.C. confirmed overdose deaths in B.C.

DARRYL DYCK /

CANADIAN PRESS files

Teams consist of a social worker and a peer who uses drugs and could also be imprisoned to work with a person who has been released to provide the necessary support.

Lynne Pelletier, with B.C. Mental health and substance use services say that people in the judiciary are some of the most vulnerable companies, but in the current situation overdoses are the most difficult.

"Integrating remedial care with community care gives us the opportunity not only to prevent overdoses, but also to join health services and eventually change the trajectory of their lives by addressing some of the social and economic realities that brought them first."

Dr. Nader Sharifi, medical director for services for remediation, says that about 40% of people in repairs are being treated for opioid use disorders.

He says people are at increased risk when they leave the facility and do not have access to a doctor.

"There are obstacles to continued treatment that begins with us, clients face a stigma, they can not have any income or fixed address, it's not as easy as a visit to the nearest GP," the report says.

Community Transition Teams have teamed up with their first clients this month. The Provincial Health Service says it hopes to improve the project next year on the basis of service results.

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