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How Europes heroin capital solved its overdose crisis

CBC.CA
– A decade ago, Portugal had a heroin problem. It decided to deal with it by decriminalizing drug use and focusing on harm reduction and treatment. A CBC News special report looks at what lessons the countrys experiment holds for Canadas own opioid crisis. A decade later, the number of addicts was halved and overdose deaths had dropped to just 30 a year for the entire country. The number has remained steady ever since. Europes drug-monitoring agency says Portugals mortality rate from drugs is now more than four times lower than the European average..Read more»

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