Record Number Over Overdoses In 2017

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Addiction Psychiatrist, Dr. Scott Bienenfeld - Bleak new estimates in the drug epidemic: a record 72,000 overdose deaths in 2017, according to new preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. 

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Tomorrow is International Overdose Awareness Day. There will be a candlelight vigil to remember those who have “succumbed to an ever-growing opioid overdose crisis and to bring awareness to those who have not.” The event will be at South Meridian Park (163 St. & 12 Ave.) on August 31 at 7 p.m. Bring a candle 🕯 Sources Manager of Counselling and Substance Use Services, George Passmore, will be sharing some words at the vigil. Anyone is welcome #IOAD18 #EndOverdose Learn more at www.peacearchnews.com/news/ (direct link accessible on our Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn). #surrey #surreybc #deltabc #whiterock #cloverdale #langley #yvr #britishcolumbia #yvrjobs #naloxone #opioidcrisis #overdose #internationaloverdoseawareness #intloverdoseawareness #internationaloverdoseawarenessday #intloverdoseawarenessday #southrockbuzz

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