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The Chilliwack Progress: Educating family, friends key to helping ‘hidden’ population of substance users in Chilliwack.
A series of free naloxone training workshops geared specifically towards family members and friends of people struggling with substance use will be starting up next month.
It’s just one of the many ways Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) in Chilliwack is educating those closest to the people who are using.
“We’re in the midst of an overdose crisis,” said Jodi Higgs, manager of Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre, which is part of PCRS. “When we think about the overdose crisis and overdose deaths, we think about the people living on the street. Although those folks are also overdosing, the disproportionate number of people who are dying in the Eastern Fraser Valley, 72 per cent of them are in their own homes.”
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