Overdose Prevention & Response
Overdose rates in Toronto are increasing. The most recent local data estimates show the number of opioid deaths in Toronto increased by 33 per cent in one year alone (from 2015 to 2016). Of particular concern is the increasing role of opioids, such as heroin and fentanyl, in these deaths. In response, part of our work in this area includes opening the city’s first permanent supervised injection service. Located inside The Works, this life-saving health service provides a safer and hygienic environment for people to inject pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of qualified staff.
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Prevent an Overdose
Follow these tips to reduce the chance of experiencing an overdose:
- Don’t use alone
- Start with a small amount
- Mixing substances, including alcohol, increases risk of overdose
- Use where help is easily available (e.g. TPH interim supervised injection site)
- Make a plan/know how to respond in case of an overdose