Alberta Opioid Report

Alberta Opioid Response Surveillance Report 2018 Q3

Highlights from the report

  • The most up-to-date data shows that 523 people died from an apparent accidental opioid poisoning so far in 2018.
  • On average, 2 individuals die every day in Alberta as a result of an apparent accidental opioid poisoning.
  • In the most recent quarter, 158 people died from an apparent accidental fentanyl-related poisoning, compared to 167 people in the previous quarter.
  • While fentanyl-related deaths continue to increase, the increase appears to have slowed, and concurrently, non-fentanyl opioid deaths have decreased significantly.
  • While it is too early to know for sure, this suggests overdose deaths may be plateauing.

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