highest rate of opioid-related deaths in Ontario.
increase in emergency department visits between 2014 and 2016.
highest rate of opioid-related hospitalizations in Ontario.
prescription opioid users in 2015.
Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. (2017). Behind the prescriptions: A snapshot of opioid use Across All Ontarians. Retrieved from: http://odprn.ca/research/publications/opioid-prescribing-in-ontario-august-2017/
Canadian Institute for Health Information. (2017). Opioid-related harms in Canada. Retrieved from: https://secure.cihi.ca/free_products/opioid-harms-chart-book-en.pdf
Public Health Ontario. (2019). Opioid-related morbidity and mortality in Ontario. Retrieved from: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/data-and-analysis/substance-use/interactive-opioid-tool
Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. (2016). Opioid use and related adverse events in Ontario. Retrieved from: http://odprn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/ODPRN-Opioid-Use-and-Related-Adverse-Events-Nov-2016.pdf
Data obtained from the Peterborough Police Service.
*This accounts for opioids obtained through the Ontario Drug Benefit Program.