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B.C. is expected to record the highest number of fatal overdoses this year in nearly 30 years of record-keeping, with nearly 500 lives lost in the first eight months of the year. But the number of options available to treat drug-addicted youth has not kept pace with the growing challenge (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
B.C. is expected to record the highest number of fatal overdoses this year in nearly 30 years of record-keeping, with nearly 500 lives lost in the first eight months of the year. But the number of options available to treat drug-addicted youth has not kept pace with the growing challenge (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

Path to treatment difficult to navigate for families of young addicts in B.C. Add to ...

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Worried about their teenage daughter’s drug use and signs of depression, a Vancouver-area couple began to secretly monitor her life on social media. What they found propelled them into a desperate quest to find medical treatment: Their daughter, unwilling to talk with them, was openly discussing suicide, self-harm and an escalating dependence on hard drugs with her friends.

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