In the second quarter of 2020, Lethbridge had the highest fentanyl death rate in the province and had doubled ER visits and EMS responses.
Addiction isn’t something you can switch on and off at will, and it will drive people to find a way to feed the cravings. That’s not something people get to control.
Last week, the federal government announced that it’d be spending over half a million dollars for a safe supply project in the Toronto area.
Corrections Service Canada announced that staff at the prison in Kingston, Ontario, seized several packages near the outside barrier. They contained a lot of stuff.
Government officials were in southwestern Alberta over the weekend to announce recovery centres, and detox and transition beds.
Alberta Health Services reported in a town hall to South Zone employees that 13 Lethbridge residents have died due to opioids since last week.
Last week, Jason Luan announced that Alberta will be spending $25 million to build recovery communities for those experiencing addiction.
Last month, the Alberta government released their Opioid Response Surveillance Report for the first quarter of 2020. Here’s a summary of how Lethbridge fares regarding the ongoing drug crisis.
Yesterday, the provincial government announced that Red Deer would join Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge in getting a drug treatment court.
Yesterday, Jason Luan, the associate minister for mental health and addiction, wrote an opinion piece on the safe supply of drugs. It contained myth and half truths, so I thought I’d address them here.