Substance use

The toxic drug crisis claimed the lives of 327 Island Health residents last year — the majority of deaths were men aged 30-59 years, according to Island Health.
“The culture in the trades definitely nurtures this sense that we’re tough and immortal and invincible and we can work through anything,” Trevor Botkin said, who is using his experience with addiction to help with the project.
“This investment will improve access to vital services for students and families across the province and support early intervention and lifelong mental wellness,” said Jennifer Whiteside, minister of education.

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