North American physicians face a daunting problem as opioid crisis worsens

Victims of the opioid crisis in America grew to record levels over the last decade, and Canada is experiencing rising overdose rates throughout its provinces.

In Eugene, Oregon, overdose rates and arrests for heroin possession are rising. In contrast, Montreal, Quebec, is seeing minor effects from the crisis inside Canadian borders. Crossings Fellow Alec Cowan speaks with physicians from both cities to understand how different medical infrastructures affect doctors and their patients, and how they hope to ebb the growing international crisis.

The views presented in this story reflect the opinions of the physicians and not their employers.

Story reported and produced by Alec Cowan.

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