Opioid Crisis continues in Canada

The total number of deaths in the country since January 2016 is now at least 9000.

Numbers released from the first half of 2018 indicate the opioid crisis is far from over.

More than 2000 Canadians have died from the crisis and since January 2016, more than 9000 have passed away.

BC currently has the most opioid related deaths with 754, Ontario is second with 632 and Alberta is third with 379.

The 2018 Budget set aside 231.4 million dollars to tackle the crisis, with 150 million going to the provinces and territories.

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