Canada’s opioid crisis

Learn about opioids and the health risks.

Opioid awareness

Get the facts about opioids and how they can lead to overdose and death if used improperly.

Good Samaritan law

Witness an opioid overdose? The Good Samaritan law can protect you.

End stigma

People who are stigmatised often feel ashamed, alone and judged.

Audio series: In Plain Sight

Listen to In Plain Sight, an audio series that explores the personal stories of people affected by the opioid crisis.

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Stigma around substance use

You can help end the stigma that surrounds people who use drugs. Your words matter.

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How the Government of Canada is responding to the opioid crisis

We are working with provinces, territories and other partners to take a collaborative approach to the crisis.

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Opioids and the opioid crisis – Get the facts

What is the opioid crisis? Quick stats on the opioid crisis. What are opioids exactly? How to respond to an overdose.

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The dangers of fentanyl

Fentanyl is a very potent opioid pain reliever and can be dangerous. Know the signs of a fentanyl or opioid overdose.

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Get help with problematic substance use

Are you or someone you care about struggling with problematic substance use? Help is available.

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Opioids – What are they?

Opioids relieve pain. Used properly they can often help. But problematic use can cause dependence, overdose and death.

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Naloxone - Save a life

Signs of an opoid overdose. How to use naloxone. Where to get naloxone.

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Resources

Find posters, wallet cards, infographics and other resources on opioids.

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Discover the Know More tour

Experience the online activities, order posters and awareness kits and find out about the tour.

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Supervised consumption sites

Find requirements, guidance, locations.

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