Conquering the problem that is opioid overdoses
Island Health is looking to raise awareness of the severity of overdose deaths in the Comox Valley.
Medical Health Officer Doctor Charmaine Enns says overdoses are a problem everywhere, even in smaller communities.
She says there were 10 deaths due to opioid overdoses in the Comox Valley in 2016. Enns says 90% of those deaths are happening in private residences.
Enns says they’re working towards implementing an Overdose Prevention and Management Group with a goal to eventually open an overdose prevention site in the Comox Valley.