Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

161 suspected illicit drug overdose deaths in BC in March

Overdose deaths were near record high in March 161 overdose deaths make March 2nd-deadliest month in BC history
Johnnie Parks | 12 May, 2018, 10:44

The three townships experiencing the highest amount of overdose deaths are Vancouver, Surrey and Victoria.

ISLAND, B.C- March of 2018 was one of the worst we've seen for illicit drug overdose deaths in British Columbia.

Statistics show a low of 43 illicit-drug overdose deaths in the first quarter of 2008, increasing through the years to 89 in 2014, 104 in 2015, 221 in 2016 and 400 in 2017.

The overdose death rate in Northern B.C. surged in March after trailing the rest of the province.

But that optimism seems short-lived, as the first three months of this year saw 391 overdose deaths, nearly on par with the 400 recorded in the first three months of 2017. After recording nine deaths in the first two months of the year, Northern Health recorded 13 deaths in March alone, bringing the yearly total to 22.

Most people (90.5 per cent) died indoors, and no deaths were reported at supervised-consumption sites or drug overdose-prevention sites.

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Northern Health saw a jump in illicit overdose numbers for the month of March.

In February, 102 people were suspected to have died from the same cause'. Four of the five fatal overdoses in Northeast B.C. were fentanyl overdoses.

2018 is well on pace to break the record 103 overdose deaths in the area past year, which had a rate of 26.6 deaths per 100,000.

During the first quarter of 2018, there have been 391 suspected overdose deaths in the province, on par with the 400 reported through the first three months of past year, the B.C. Coroners Service says.

"Those using chemicals should have somebody nearby trained and equipped Happens", it stated in the discharge.

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