Opioids

Opioids are medications that relieve pain. When used properly, they can help. But problematic use can cause dependence, overdose and death.

Services and information

About opioids

Opioids, short- and long-term effects, problematic opioid use, substance use disorder, overdose.

Opioid overdose

Opioid overdose risks and signs, and how to respond to an overdose situation.

Naloxone

How to use naloxone to treat an opioid overdose and where to obtain a naloxone kit.

Stigma

Stereotyping, prejudice, judging, social stigma, internalizing, ending stigma, barriers.

Responding to Canada’s opioid crisis

Federal action on opioids, harm reduction, prevention, treatment, enforcement, public health emergency response.

Opioids data, surveillance and research

Data, surveillance and research to help inform the government about opioid drug use and impacts.

About the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

About the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

Fentanyl

Learn about fentanyl, why it can be dangerous, and what to do in the case of an overdose.

Talking to your health care provider about opioids

About opioid medications, their risks, and topics to discuss with your health care provider.

Know More: Opioid public awareness

Initiative aimed to engage teens and young adults on the facts about opioids.

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