Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among B.C. youth ages 10 to 18 yrs

Matthew Carwana MD, MPH, FRCPC
Clinical Instructor, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Director, Social Pediatrics Program, BC Children’s Hospital
Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Faculty Member, The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)

Matthew Carwana, a pediatrician and University of British Columbia researcher who studies substance use disorders in young people, said the numbers represent the most severe outcomes. The true number of young people who are struggling with addiction is likely much higher, he said.

Read the full article in the Globe & Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-drug-overdoses-children-bc/