Canada's OD capital

Canada's OD capital

Postby ferri » Sep 15th, 2017, 6:12 pm

Kelowna's hospitals are seeing more opioid users per capita come through their doors than anywhere else in Canada.

A recent report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found there were 72 instances of significant opioid poisoning hospitalizations in Kelowna in 2016-17, a rate of 36.3 per 100,000 people.

This is more than double the Canadian average of 15.5 per 100,000 people, and well over the B.C. average of 25 per 100,000.


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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby Frisk » Sep 15th, 2017, 6:28 pm

I have a solution to this...I know it's going to sound completely crazy, but........don't do drugs.

It seems we pump so much attention into dealing with OD's while ignoring the reasons why and how people turn to and acquire drugs in the first place.

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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby voice of reason » Sep 15th, 2017, 6:51 pm

let them OD and stop bringing them back to life and soon those numbers will drop drastically

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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby P65 » Sep 15th, 2017, 6:56 pm

Would it be helpful to know the number of overdoses due to recreational use as opposed to full blown addiction?
Would this be a way to address help?

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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby GordonH » Sep 15th, 2017, 7:30 pm

It's an old saying, it runs true today as it did in years past.

If you play with fire sooner or later, you will be burned. Sad but true

I've said it before, so I will say it again... maybe it time to find a different recreation
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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby the truth » Sep 15th, 2017, 8:57 pm

i had a hard day at work today, i know its a bad idea but does anyone have some spare fentanyl, so i can wind down
f the wife and kids i just need to relax

to those cowards that fit this bill and become junkies , you got what you asked for
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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby the truth » Sep 15th, 2017, 9:06 pm

voice of reason wrote:let them OD and stop bringing them back to life and soon those numbers will drop drastically



all these fake do gooders need to stay out of people personal business , to make them feel better about themselves because they are missing something in there own personal lives
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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby jasond_71 » Sep 16th, 2017, 9:01 am

I understand the sustain for people who continue to do drugs but that's what an addiction is.
I know personally two children from different professional families got addicted after leaving home for work. Parents drove 12 hours straight to rescue one and the other parents spent over 100,000 for rehab. They are both doing well now. Would they deserve to die because of a mistake when they are young?
What about all the people born into families that don't care or shipped from foster home to foster home?
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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby JayByrd » Sep 16th, 2017, 9:19 am

the truth wrote:
all these fake do gooders need to stay out of people personal business , to make them feel better about themselves because they are missing something in there own personal lives


Yeah man, those paramedics and EMT's are total losers.
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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby the truth » Sep 16th, 2017, 9:26 am

no not them, i am talking about you castanet do gooders , http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news ... nyl-crisis yes and junkies are burning out are hard working people
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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby Deean » Sep 16th, 2017, 12:49 pm

Since they now have "Safe Injection Sites" it should be illegal to walk around with a needle in your pocket.

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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby JayByrd » Sep 16th, 2017, 3:17 pm

the truth wrote:no not them, i am talking about you castanet do gooders , http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news ... nyl-crisis yes and junkies are burning out are hard working people


Well, I can't speak for others, but you and I have more in common on this issue than you might think. We both believe what we believe, but neither of us is out there doing anything about it one way or another, so what does it matter?

I will say this though. You've shown your disdain for the addicted, and never treated this epidemic like it was your problem. Now that it's impacting a group of people you seem to have some respect for, is it still someone else's problem? Will you have a hand in making things better, or will you just be glad you don't have to deal with it (yet)?
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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby JayByrd » Sep 16th, 2017, 3:19 pm

Deean wrote:Since they now have "Safe Injection Sites" it should be illegal to walk around with a needle in your pocket.


I'm not sure how this would help.
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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby whatwhat » Sep 16th, 2017, 3:53 pm

JayByrd wrote:
Deean wrote:Since they now have "Safe Injection Sites" it should be illegal to walk around with a needle in your pocket.


I'm not sure how this would help.


Diabetics everywhere would be screwed!
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Re: Canada's OD capital

Postby gardengirl » Sep 16th, 2017, 4:03 pm

Deean wrote:Since they now have "Safe Injection Sites" it should be illegal to walk around with a needle in your pocket.


I'm not sure how this would help.[/quote]
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JayByrd wrote:Diabetics everywhere would be screwed!


Bunk. Most diabetics don't walk around with needles any more. They use pens similar to an epi-pen but smaller. If a diabetic was still doing "old school" and used a needle, the would also probably have an ice pack and a bottle that said INSULIN clearly on the label.
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