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Free public forum - Fentanyl: Breaking the cycle

***This event was rescheduled from Feb. 9***

The fentanyl crisis is new, but the opioid crisis is not. Join a frank discussion of how fentanyl fits within a pattern of opioid crises that goes back to the 1970s; the overlapping issues of homelessness, addiction, mental illness and criminality; how police are responding and the ethical challenges they face; and long-term solutions based on a practical understanding of the larger issues. 


Dr. Julian Somers, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Chief Constable Dave Jones, New Westminster Police Department

Dr. Regina Casey, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program Coordinator, Douglas College (moderator)

Q+A session to follow.

Fentanyl: Breaking the cycle is part of our Urban Challenges forums, a series of free public seminars that explore problems many regions are facing.

Presented by Douglas College, the City of New Westminster and Simon Fraser University