The regional health authority wants to ensure that people know the risks of drug usage.
2018 was another year where far too many people died of drug overdoses, and Interior Health hopes their new educational campaign can help to curb that.
"Interior Health has hired Be the Change Group Inc. to develop a campaign that teaches people about how fentanyl is part of the overdose epidemic," reads a press release from Interior Health. "This campaign will also increase awareness about drug checking services in the Interior region of B.C."
A record 1,510 people died in B.C. last year as a result of illicit drug overdoses, claiming eight lives in the East Kootenay. Carfentanil killed 19 people in the province in March 2019 alone. They have designed a series of posters that will be used in bars, schools, and public facilities throughout the region.
IH wants to hear from residents about the designs of the posters and the effectiveness of the messages they contain.
The survey can be accessed online here. The poster designs can be seen below: