'Most tragic year ever': 1,422 British Columbians died from illicit drug overdoses last year

Vancouver Sun, January 31, 2018

Vancouver resident Kathy Wagner’s 21-year-old son Tristan Kroeker died from fentanyl poisoning Aug. 23 after using cocaine. Kroeker had left a recovery centre four days earlier but used alone while couch-surfing at a friend’s place.

Wagner, who has become an advocate with Moms Stop The Harm, a group of families pushing for policy change after losing loved ones to drugs, said her son had struggled with addiction since he was 15.

'Most tragic year ever': 1,422 British Columbians died from illicit drug overdoses last year

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