Benjamin Perrin and Dr. Gabor Maté will discuss Professor Perrin’s new book, Overdose: Heartbreak and Hope in Canada’s Opioid Crisis. North America is in the middle of a health emergency. Life expectancies are declining. Someone is dying every two hours in Canada from illicit drug overdose. Fentanyl has become a looming presence – an opioid more powerful, pervasive, and deadly than any previous street drug. The victims are many—and often not whom we might expect. Despite the thousands of deaths, these victims have remained largely invisible. But not anymore. Benjamin Perrin, a law and policy expert, shines a light in this darkest of corners — with findings that challenge many assumptions about the crisis. Event hosted by Banyen Books & Word Vancouver.