Voices of the toxic drug crisis: Cheryl’s story

June 11, 2024
Masks adorn the wall at the wall at Vernon's Cammy LaFleur Outreach Clinic. Cheryl launched her mask painting project in honour of those who are affected by the toxic drug crisis and need help.

In the eight years since B.C. declared a public health emergency because of deaths due to unregulated drug poisonings, more than 14,000 people have died in our province.

In our ongoing Stories@IH series, we share voices from the toxic drug crisis. In this story, meet Cheryl, a peer volunteer from Vernon who has found hope and purpose in helping others who use drugs.

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