Longtime drug user and harm reduction worker says “miracle drug” is needed for regular opiate users

Raffi Balian sits in his office at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre and casually recalls the day he saved his former girlfriend’s life after she overdosed on Fentanyl, a drug more potent than morphine.
The harm reduction worker and admitted drug user says that by making Nalaxone, a drug that can be used to block opiate receptors, more readily available, many overdoses will be interrupted.