Addicted: How meth hooked Edmonton and what may be accomplished about it

Edmonton isn’t any stranger to methamphetamine.

Folks right here have been utilizing the unpredictable stimulant for many years.

However not too long ago, the prevalence of meth in Edmonton has surged. You see it on the streets, in our hospitals and in our courts.

It’s driving tons of of police calls, filling emergency room beds and even displaying up in our waste water.

The COVID-19 pandemic has solely made issues worse.

On Sept. 19, the Edmonton Journal begins a five-part sequence, Addicted.

We’ll carry you the tales of present and former meth customers, medical doctors, hurt discount employees, law enforcement officials, and communities affected by the drug’s newest rise. We’ll additionally have a look at options to the issue.

Meth dependancy touches folks from all walks of life. It’s tough to deal with, and it’s nearly unimaginable to untangle from the opioid disaster, which has killed over 2,000 Albertans since 2016.

The Addicted sequence will seem within the Journal’s Saturday Perception part from Sept. 19 to Oct. 17, and on-line at edmontonjournal.com/addicted

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