The opioid overdose emergency is affecting communities right across Ontario. Overdoses and deaths from opioids are on the rise. It is not an issue confined to a few areas. The emergency is playing out in urban, rural, northern, and remote settings. Addiction to both prescription and illegal opioids is taking a toll on individuals, families, and entire communities. The prevalence of addiction and the incidence of injuries and deaths associated with opioid use disorder have increased in recent years. Addictions are often concurrent with mental health disorders.
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