There has been a significant increase in the number of deaths from drug poisoning in Edmonton. 456 Edmontonians lost their lives to drug poisoning in 2020, almost double the 234 deaths in 2019. And from January to May of 2021, 207 Edmontonians have lost their lives.

Overdoses happen in your neighbourhood. 

The street drug supply is contaminated with often unknown amounts of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil. Just a small amount can result in an unintentional overdose or poisoning. Drug poisonings are occurring in neighbourhoods all across our city, many in private homes where people are often using alone.