The Peterborough Examiner - - OPINION -

8: Av­er­age daily num­ber of opi­oidrelated deaths in Canada 16: Av­er­age num­ber of daily opioid poi­son­ings re­sult­ing in hos­pi­tal­iza­tion in Canada in 2016-17 19 per cent: In­crease com­pared to 2014-15 53 per cent: In­crease over the past decade 15 to 24: Age group with the fastest-grow­ing rate of opioid poi­son­ing hos­pi­tal­iza­tion in the past decade

10x: In­crease in emer­gency depart­ment vis­its for heroin poi­son­ing over the past five years in Al­berta 4x: In­crease in On­tario

31 per cent: Pro­por­tion of self­in­flicted harm, in­clud­ing sui­cide at­tempts, at­trib­uted to opioid poi­son­ing in the past year Source: Cana­dian In­sti­tute for Health In­for­ma­tion

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