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A fellow Winnipegger had posted about this on another forum. Winnipeg has a really bad meth crisis in the past couple of years.  However, I would like to point out that it is arguably worse in Alberta. I've been through Calgary, Red Deer, and Grande Prairie in the past year, and meth is everywhere.  It's at epidemic levels. 

Not sure if the Fentanyl epidemic is subsiding, but BC and Alberta had the highest per-capita rates of Fentanyl related deaths in Canada.  What can be done to curtail people from such harmful substances?  I do not think treatment centres are the answer, considering BC has tons of them, and it is really bad out there.  What can we do to curtail people from themselves?

 

For what it's worth, BC led the nation in deaths from opoids and meth in 2017 (no number was provided).

Alberta had 313 deaths related to meth use, while Manitoba only had 35.

Ontario had 142 meth related deaths in 2017, far below Western Canada.

In every corner of Canada, meth use has been increasing for the past five years.

https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/8xybzk/meth-related-deaths-are-rising-across-canada

 

 

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On 6/12/2019 at 12:45 AM, J4L said:

A fellow Winnipegger had posted about this on another forum. Winnipeg has a really bad meth crisis in the past couple of years.  However, I would like to point out that it is arguably worse in Alberta. I've been through Calgary, Red Deer, and Grande Prairie in the past year, and meth is everywhere.  It's at epidemic levels. 

Not sure if the Fentanyl epidemic is subsiding, but BC and Alberta had the highest per-capita rates of Fentanyl related deaths in Canada.  What can be done to curtail people from such harmful substances?  I do not think treatment centres are the answer, considering BC has tons of them, and it is really bad out there.  What can we do to curtail people from themselves?

 

For what it's worth, BC led the nation in deaths from opoids and meth in 2017 (no number was provided).

Alberta had 313 deaths related to meth use, while Manitoba only had 35.

Ontario had 142 meth related deaths in 2017, far below Western Canada.

In every corner of Canada, meth use has been increasing for the past five years.

https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/8xybzk/meth-related-deaths-are-rising-across-canada

 

 

What Canada needs to do is what Singapour does with people who import drugs into the country. They are executed. It may not stop all drugs from being brought in but it sure as hell will slow it down. Either politicians are ready to do something about the drug problem or shut the hell up about it, and stop trying to pretend that they care and are trying to do something. If there is still a drug problem in Canada, even after all these years of talking about it, then it is as plain as day and quite obvious to see that nothing is being done about it. The war on drugs is a joke. Maybe the plan is to one day legalize all drugs in Canada. Hey, you never know. 

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