An overdose occurs when a person takes more of a substance or a combination of substances than their body can handle. Overdoses can be intentional, as an attempt to end a life, or unintentional and accidental, where the person doesn’t realize the quantity, quality or mixture of substances might cause an overdose.
Overdose prevention and intervention provides life saving tools for people at risk of experiencing or witnessing an overdose and potential pathways to improved health and safety.
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In The Media:
Overdosing Addicts Don’t Call 9-1-1 (CBC, Ontario Morning, 2012)
Overdose Drug: Naloxone (CBC, Ontario Morning, 2012)
Ontario buys naloxone, an overdose life-saver, then locks it up (Toronto Star, 2013)
Editorial: Saving lives and money (Kitchener Post, 2013)
Home Kit Could Prevent Drug Overdose, Doctor Says (Heather Abrey, Kitchener Post, 2013)
Speed up naloxone distribution, says local drug strategy (Guelph Mercury, 2013)
Canada needs strategy to deal with opioid overdoses, workshop hears (Dianne Wood, The Record, 2013)
Mother who lost son to overdose advocates for access to life-saving drug (Frances Barrick, The Record, 2012)
Fear of arrest puts overdose victims in jeopardy: report (Frances Barrick, The Record, 2012)