The analysis delves into whether ‘safer supply’ drugs have been diverted to youth instead of drug addicts to whom they are prescribed.

Addictions experts and authorities agree that some of the government-provided “safer supply” opioids are being diverted—that is, sold or given away to others rather than taken by the drug addicts to whom they are prescribed “as a safer alternative to the toxic illegal drug supply.”
There’s disagreement, however, on how much is being diverted and whether it has become a gateway drug for youth to fall into opioid addiction. This contentious point is a wedge in Canada’s political and social divide on the “safer supply” approach to the overdose crisis.

The Epoch Times took a look at much of the available data, along with other evidence for and against a teen “dilly” problem. Dilly is the street name of Dilaudid, a brand name for the safer supply opioid hydromorphone. Other drugs in the opioid class include fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone, heroin, and codeine.

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