Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Calling 911 in Drug Poisoning Situations (CCENDU Bulletin)

Summarizes Canadian rates of calling 9-1-1 in drug poisoning situations, which greatly impacts the probability of surviving a drug-related overdose. This bulletin shows that the primary reason for not calling 9-1-1 for opioid overdose situations was concern about police involvement and arrest.

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