Last Christmas, Shelley lost her son Jacob to the effects of a drug thought to have been LSD. This summer she’s raising money to help ensure other parents don’t have to face what her family is going through.
Drug harm experts say funding for a nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses is critical in the face of an increasingly toxic drug supply and the emergence of powerful synthetic opioids.
Survey participants also reported that barriers to accessing services, resources and information were high.
A group of powerful synthetic opioids that were first detected in the country just a year ago may have already been linked to several deaths.
95% of respondents reported positive effects, in a study that looked at both prescription and black market cannabis use.
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We're seeing a growing number of these highly potent synthetic opioids throughout the country.
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