The Price of Addiction
The statistics are shocking, and yet year after year, they only get worse.
The opioid crisis has gripped Canada for the past five years.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, opioid-poisoning fatalities have skyrocketed to an average of 20 deaths per day.
But behind the person struggling with an addiction is often a family desperately trying to do whatever they can to get their loved one clean.
As a firefighter in Brantford Ontario, Jeff Walsh has saved countless lives from opioid overdoses. But despite trying everything to get his son Brodie clean, the grips of addiction were too tight. Jeff shares his experience with Maggie.
But not all stories end in overdose. Daniel Lazazzera shares his struggle with addiction and how he found a way out.
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