The Overdose Prevention and Education Network of Niagara (OPENN) consists of members from prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and enforcement agencies. OPENN members are working together to address increased substance use and raise awareness around the disturbing increase in opioid overdoses in Niagara. OPENN shares data and working group updates through a regular newsletter.
The Spring, 2021 OPENN Newsletter states:
- In 2020 in the Niagara region, there were 700 emergency department visits for opioid overdoses, compared to 689 in 2019.
- There has also been a 25.3% increase in calls to Niagara Emergency Medical Services for possible overdoses, between 2019 and 2020.
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Publication Date: March 2021