Date: April 1, 2019
Issue: Increase in Suspected Opioid Overdoses
Since January 2019 there has been a higher volume of suspected opioid overdoses in Brantford and Brant County. This past weekend we reached a critical level for overdoses and deaths from suspected opioids. The number of overdoses are more than double of those during the same period for 2018, and are comparable to 2017.
Illicit drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil are known to be circulating in the community. Know your drug, don’t use alone, and call 911 if you suspect someone is overdosing.
For more information about opioids, including what to do if someone has an overdose and where to access harm reduction services, please visit the
Opioids page on our website.