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Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

A Young Woman Recounts Her Fentanyl Addiction and Painful Recovery

The powerful opiate took over A'lisa Ramsey's life – this is how she got it back.

by Amil Niazi
06 November 2016, 11:30am

A'lisa Ramsey was just 16 when she first started using opiates. She started with painkillers like Tylenol with codeine and Percocet and eventually moved on to Oxycontin. Or at least she thought she was using oxy, when in reality, she'd become unknowingly addicted to fentanyl.

The powerful drug took over her life, eventually leaving her homeless and isolated from friends and family. In this animation, she recounts how the slow creep of addiction consumed her and her painful journey to recovery.

Read her full story on getting her life back after her addiction

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