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Four Drug Overdoses Reported In Just One Day In This Vancouver Community

drug overdoses in North Delta

Photo: @deltapolice / Twitter

On Thursday, Delta Police attended to four serious drug overdoses in North Delta.

“We attended 4 serious overdoses in N. Delta today. All revived by Nalaxone” reads a tweet.

According to police, three people are believed to have been using cocaine.

Officers also took this chance to let people know about the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act that can “protect people who call 9-1-1”.

The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, which came into law in 2017, provides some legal protection for individuals who seek emergency help during an overdose.

Drug Deaths In BC

Earlier this month, updated reports from the BC Coroners Service revealed that drug deaths in BC are on the decline for the first half of this year.

In June 2019, there were 73 suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths, a 35% decrease from June 2018 (113), and a 15% decrease from May 2019 (86).

Nonetheless, drug deaths continue to be a problem in BC and one expert has a unique proposal to help with this public health crisis.

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