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DOPESICK

Watch Our Trailer for 'DOPESICK: Fentanyl's Deadly Grip'

An immersive and personal feature film about the fentanyl crisis in Canada told from the perspective of a social network of drug users.

by VICE Staff
13 June 2016, 2:46pm

This video has been removed due to privacy concerns surrounding one of its subjects.

This cinéma vérité feature film follows the lives of people in Alberta affected by the powerful opioid fentanyl. The underlying source of the fentanyl crisis in Canada traces back to 2012, when the notorious prescribed painkiller OxyContin was pulled from pharmacy shelves in lieu of a "safer" alternative, OxyNeo. This was the point in time when counterfeit fentanyl disguised as fake OxyContin pills arose, proliferated, and sparked a full-on crisis in the country—with Canada's west being a major epicentre.

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