Substance use refers to the consumption of alcohol, cannabis, opioids or other drugs. Substance use may lead to substance use disorders, overdose, infectious diseases or other complications. Reducing the harms associated with substance use can prevent injury, illness or death. We provide expertise and tools to help you plan substance use programs, research and policies.
PHO Grand Rounds: COVID-19 and Substance Use – Highlighting New Data and the Perspectives of People with Lived Experience
In this session, Regan Murray provides an overview of opioid-related deaths in Ontario during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Claire Rykelyk-Huizen and Michael Nurse share findings from a consultation on the impacts of COVID-19 based on interviews with people who use substances, family and friends, harm reduction workers and people providing peer support services.