Drug overdose sends three men to hospital

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Three men in their mid twenties were taken to the hospital following a drug overdose on Sunday.

Alberta Health said the call came in shortly after 7 in the evening after the incident.

All three men are currently in stable, non-life threatening condition.

It was reported in December 2017, that there were over 122 suspected overdoses in correctional facilities around Alberta between January 2016 and November 2017.

Out of these, 115 were suspected to be opioid related.

 

Carlos Taug

 

 

 

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Opioid-awareness campaign launches in Alberta

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CALGARY- Alberta Health Services announced a new province wide movement to raise awareness about the available support with opioid use.
It will soon be hard for any Albertan to miss the realities of this crisis. AHS is attracting the attention by advertising around both Edmonton and Calgary through billboards, radio, post-secondary campuses, restaurants, bars and as well as advertisements on transit trains.

After a report released in late November claiming that 462 people had died in Alberta due to opioid overdose more efforts are being made to end this crisis.

“The campaign hopes to increase awareness of the supports available that could help save lives.”

Brandy Payne, Associate Health Minister said in a release. Payne also notes that

“the province is increasing access to opioid dependency treatment, naloxone kits to counteract fentanyl overdoses and supervised consumption services.”

-Reya Lehoux