Opioids are drugs that include prescribed pain relievers, heroin and fentanyl. Problematic use may lead to a substance use disorder,
overdose and death.
This video answers key questions about the opioid crisis in Canada and across North America. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have been increasing. In 2016 there were 2,861 apparent opioid-related deaths were recorded in Canada.
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