The Canadian Press

2018-12-31 | YEAR Brain Opioids

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A 24-year-old former drug user who survived an overdose but ended up with brain damage says he doesn't remember what happened. Dayton Wilson is among a growing number of people living with brain injuries following overdoses on fentanyl. He says he spent two months in hospital and had to learn to walk and talk all over again. Wilson speaks haltingly and says his life has changed dramatically since he overdosed in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in August 2016. But he says he now wants to help others struggling with the same health problems. (Doctor Patricia Daly, the chief medical health officer of Vancouver Coastal Health, says some provinces, including B-C, are doing a good job of tracking overdose fatalities but data on brain injuries are also needed.)

Date: 2018-12-31
Placeline: KAMLOOPS, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

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