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1/4 Today, as co-chairs of the Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of #OpioidOverdoses, Dr. Yves Léger and I are releasing the latest national data on the #OverdoseCrisis.…
2/4 These latest data show the tragic and continued increase in average daily deaths and hospitalisations due to opioid-related overdoses in Canada in 2021, compared to earlier years. Image
3/4 From April to June 2022, a total of 1,652 people lost their lives, while 1,163 were hospitalized due to an opioid-related overdose. #StopOverdoses Image
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1/5 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: National data released this week on opioid and stimulant-related harms is a tragic reminder of the broader impacts of the #COVID19 pandemic, including the worsening of the ongoing overdose crisis.…
2/5 Addressing this worsening crisis must start with our recognition that #SubstanceUse is a health and social issue. We must treat people who use drugs with dignity, compassion and respect, and help them get the supports they need:…
3/5 Including working collectively on efforts to promote accessibility of life saving #HarmReduction & treatment services, such as access to medications as safer, pharmaceutical grade alternatives to the toxic illegal drug supply.
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1/4 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Tragically, in many regions of the country, the COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to an increase in drug-related overdoses and deaths. #SubstanceUse #CarryNaloxone #StopOverdoses #EndStigma
2/4 There are indications that the street drug supply is growing more unpredictable and toxic in some parts of the country, as previous supply chains have been disrupted by travel restrictions and border measures during #COVID19. #SubstanceUse #CarryNaloxone
3/4 Public health measures designed to reduce the impact of #COVID19 may increase isolation, stress and anxiety, and put a strain on the supports for persons who use drugs. #SubstanceUse #HarmReduction
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1/4 Tragically, the #COVID19 pandemic may be compounding the deadly and ongoing #publichealth crisis of drug-related #overdose and death in Canada with increases in drug-related harms reported in some jurisdictions.…
2/4 The combined effect of disruptions to supply chains as well as supports and services place loved ones and members of our communities who use drugs at high risk of substance-related harms; we must maintain lifesaving supports. #HarmReduction…
3/4 Access to treatment and #HarmReduction services are essential to stop fatal overdoses from claiming more lives across the country. #StopOverdoses #Naloxone #EndStigma
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1/3 People who use illicit drugs could be at increased risk of fatal #overdose during #COVID19.

Never use drugs alone. Always have someone nearby or connect to someone virtually who can monitor you & be ready to call 9-1-1 (or local emergency line) if needed.

2/3 Now more than ever, it’s important to check on your friends and family who use drugs.
3/3 Overdoses often happen alone at home and #stigma stops people from reaching out. Let your loved ones know you are there to support.


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