B.C. Coroners Service admonishes fear-based anti-drug campaigns

B.C. Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe

In a written statement from the agency, following stories about a B.C. funeral home’s blunt anti-overdose campaign, Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe says, ‘the reasons for drug use are complex and multifaceted, and programs focused on scaring people from using drugs, are not effective in saving lives.’

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