Opioid Crisis


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3 months ago

Report: Opioid-related deaths have risen 40 percent in Ontario during pandemic

"This can likely be tied to some of these measures that are in place, that are required, for the COVID-19 pandemic around physical distancing and decreased access to harm reduction services."

Noah David Alter
3 months ago

Opioid overdoses killed 13 Canadians a day in 2018, over twice as many as car accidents

A new study reveals that twice as many Canadians now die from unintentional poisoning (i.e. overdoses) than do in transport-related accidents.

James Anthony
3 months ago

Federal report says lockdowns are causing opioid deaths to soar and a mental health crisis

Alberta, which was already facing an opioid crisis before the pandemic, saw 302 opioid related deaths between April and June of this year.

Elie M. Cantin-Nantel
4 months ago

Enough fentanyl to 'kill five million people' seized by Halton, Ontario police force in $4 MILLION bust

Halton Police say they seized 10 kilograms of fentanyl, one kilogram of cocaine, MDMA, and six kilograms of an unknown drug they have yet to identify.

Elie M. Cantin-Nantel
5 months ago

'Addiction is not a choice': Dr. Tam says Canadians need to change the way we speak about drug addicts

"We know that addiction is not a choice," Tam told reporters. "It is a treatable medical condition and there are many different paths to wellness and recovery."

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz
5 months ago

Trudeau Liberals won't rule out decriminalizing cocaine and heroin amid opioid crisis

Dr. Theresa Tam says she favours “moving towards the societal discussion on decriminalization.”

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz
6 months ago

Victoria Police issue public warning after used needle found wrapped around a railing

Police say the needle was found at around 5 pm on Sunday, with the exposed needle being tied to the handrail of a heavily used stairway.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz

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