Forum addressed Peel’s overdose crisis

 DAVE GORDON To address the opiate/Fentanyl crisis in our community, the fifth annual Drug Awareness Forum presented information, awareness, and strategies to overcome this mounting issue. Headed by The Peel Harm Reduction Committee, the Nov. 16 event at the YMCA Centre in Mississauga featured three keynotes: Tara Edeh, Community and Patient Relations Coordinator of Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres, spoke about opiates, naloxone, and overdose trends for Ontario. Nick Boyce, Toronto Overdose Prevention Society, spoke about safe injection sites and his experience at Toronto’s pop-up overdose prevention site in Moss Park. Kate Bingham, Associate Medical Officer of Health Peel Public...

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