OPP See 38% Increase In Overdoses
The OPP report that officers equipped naloxone have saved 210 lives since September 2017. The OPP say that the opioid crisis continues to affect people from communities across Ontario, which is evident from the continued increase in opioid-related overdoses as well as the number of occurrences where officers have had to administer naloxone to save a life.
Police say the majority of naloxone recipients were males in their mid thirties and most incidences occurred inside a residence.
OPP say there is a 38 per cent increase in overdose occurrences attended by the OPP from 2019 to 2020.
See opp.ca/opioids for more information.