Blood Tribe looks to tackle fentanyl crisis on southern Alberta reserve – CBC

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Blood Tribe looks to tackle fentanyl crisis on southern Alberta reserve – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2015362 Views

May 27, 2015

Record number of deaths force band members to come together to tackle fentanyl abuse

Dr. Susan Christenson slips a pill containing the drug Suboxone under her 31-year-old patient’s tongue.

The woman, who we will call T to protect her privacy, is a resident of Kainai Nation west of Lethbridge. The Blood Tribe member is addicted to fentanyl and Suboxone is used to treat her addiction, keeping the withdrawal symptoms that lead to relapse under control.

Waiting for the pill to dissolve, Christenson moves on to assess the young addict’s withdrawal symptoms.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/blood-tribe-looks-to-tackle-fentanyl-crisis-on-southern-alberta-reserve-1.3088125

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