OPP officers save over 200 lives by administering naloxone: 21 administered in Haldimand Norfolk in 2020

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has saved 210 lives by administering naloxone since frontline officers were equipped in September 2017. The opioid crisis continues to affect people from communities across Ontario, which is evident from the continued increase in opioid-related overdoses, as well as the number of occurrences where officers have had to administer naloxone to save a life.

“People from every age group and every socioeconomic background continue to be affected by opioids in Ontario. Since 2017, the OPP has saved more than 200 lives by administering naloxone,” said Commissioner Thomas Carrique, Ontario Provincial Police. “The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act can protect you – if you see an overdose, please call 911. You can help save a life too.”

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