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Casual illicit drug users at greater risk of overdose

The BC Coroners service says illicit drug use caused 10 deaths in the Kootenay Boundary in 2016.

Chris Huston with Interior Health’s mental health and substance abuse team says seasoned drug users aren’t the only ones at risk.

Huston suggests keeping a naloxone kit to reverse the effects of a fentanyl overdose and to never use alone.

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