Opioids are medications that relieve pain. When used properly, they can help. But problematic use can cause dependence, overdose and death.
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Opioid medications, short- and long-term effects, problematic opioid use, substance use disorder, overdose.
Opioid overdose risks and signs, and how to respond to an overdose situation.
How to use naloxone to treat an opioid overdose and where to obtain a naloxone kit.
Stereotyping, prejudice, judging, social stigma, internalizing, ending stigma, barriers.
Federal action on opioids, harm reduction, prevention, treatment, enforcement, public health emergency response.
Data, surveillance and research to help inform the government about opioid drug use and impacts.
About the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
Fentanyl facts, nicknames, overdose signs and symptoms, tips for speaking with youth.
What we are doing
- Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses on Updates to Opioid-Related Mortality Data
- Drug and alcohol use during spring break
Information Update - Health Canada is advising Canadians of the potential limitations when using test strips to detect fentanyl
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