The drug toxicity and overdose crisis in Canada: a snapshot of what the current data tell us
By Amanda Giacomazzo, Magnus Nowell and Laurel Challacombe
Canada is facing a drug toxicity and overdose crisis. This article provides a snapshot of data released by Health Canada on opioid- and stimulant-related harms and data from two provinces detailing a concerning trend in the nature of drug toxicity deaths in Canada. Understanding the drug toxicity and overdose crisis is essential to informing the response of governments and community-based programs that serve people who use drugs.