On the frontline of Addictions & Opioid Crisis

There is no "typical" face to addiction. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor.

It's a disease that cuts across race, class, gender, income and social status.

State of the Crisis

State of the Crisis Video

Fentanyl accounts for more than 70 percent of opioid related deaths.

Opioid Crisis

Saskatchewan has the third highest rate in Canada for opioid-related hospitalizations.

Face of Addiction

Opioid related hospitalizations have increased by

since 2013 in Saskatchewan.

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction Video

10% of patients given a 5-day prescription for an opioid are still taking them a year later.

The risk doubles to 20% after a 10-day prescription.

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I work on the frontlines of the addictions crisis. On some weekends I see up to 4 overdoses.

- Ally | ER Registered Nurse

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The crisis is here, and it's everywhere, and it's affecting people very close to you.

- Sarah | Family Physician

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It's faces that you wouldn't expect to see. Addiction doesn't know age or gender. It doesn't know culture. It doesn't differenciate.

- Evan Bray | Regina Chief of Police

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We've seen an increase in the number of people coming through our ER with substance-induced psychosis.

- Pam | Registered Psychiatric Nurse

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You can be laying on a stretcher with things all over your body trying to keep you alive and you are still defending the disease.

- Megan | 25 years, 3 times OD survivor