In the first 9 months of 2015 fentanyl killed 215 Albertans. Public health officials, enforcement, and government have sounded the alarm , created task forces, and public awareness campaigns. The sudden spike in fentanyl related deaths has put pressure on the government to make naloxone more accessible, often described as the “fentanyl antidote” in media reports… Continue reading We have an opioid epidemic not a fentanyl epidemic.
More and more people in Sudbury and northeastern Ontario are looking for help with a prescription drug addiction. Five years ago more than 200 people in the region called the province’s Drug and Alcohol Helpline for help with prescription painkillers. That number has more than doubled — to almost 550 people. Cam McTaggart, an intake… Continue reading Annapolis Valley Pop. Seeks Help For Prescription Drugs More Than Alcohol And Nicotine COMBINED!