Opioids

Opioids are drugs that include prescribed pain relievers and illegal heroin and fentanyl. Misuse may lead to addiction, overdose and death.

See what the Government of Canada is doing to address the opioid crisis

Information - Public awareness campaign to prevent drug misuse - 2015-2017 Information - New Federal Opioid Action Plan - June 17, 2016 Information - Access to heroin via special access programme - September 2016 Information - Approval Naloxone nasal spray - October 2016 Information - Fentanyl precursors controlled under CDSA - November 2016 Information - Opioids Conference and Summit - November 18-19, 2016 Information - Updated Drug Strategy for Canada - December 12, 2016 Information - Bill C-37 - December 12, 2016

Opioids, their side effects, risks and how you can prevent abuse or get help.

Fentanyl is a powerful prescription painkiller about 100 X more toxic than morphine.

Testimonial videos

True stories of opioid addiction and its impact on the users' lives and their families.

Substances that can be abused, like alcohol and controlled, illegal and prescription drugs.

Resources for hands-on help, advice and to answer your questions.

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