How to read and understand the data on the opioid overdose epidemic that is killing people and driving the opioid crisis
On Tuesday, the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics released its annual opioid overdose data.
The data includes information on the types of drugs people have taken in the past 30 days and how many overdose deaths were linked to those drugs.
The report found that the opioid epidemic has had a profound impact on people’s lives and on their communities.
It also showed that the numbers of deaths linked to opioids are increasing in Canada and around the world.
The Globe and Mail’s data show that in Canada, the number of people who died from opioids in 2015 was 6.1 per cent higher than in 2014, while the number in the United States had increased by 13.5 per cent in the same time period.
Over the past two years, there has been an almost five-fold increase in the number who have died from opioid overdoses in Canada.
In the United Kingdom, where the numbers are higher, the increase was a whopping 16.7 per cent.
“We are seeing a real and sustained increase in opioid-related deaths,” says Dr. Heather Taylor, a clinical toxicologist and researcher at McMaster University.
The number of opioid-associated deaths has been growing in Canada since 2010, when the country’s opioid prescription rate began to decline.
As of June 30, 2015, there were 1,890 fentanyl-related overdose deaths in Canada according to the National Drug Strategy, which was compiled by the Department of Health and Long-Term Care.
That number has steadily grown since then, reaching 4,872 deaths in 2015.
Taylor says that while many people who are struggling with opioid addiction may not be aware of the risks, there are other factors that may be contributing to this rise in overdose deaths.
In some countries, opioid-prevention measures have been effective in reducing overdose deaths, including better prescribing practices and the introduction of prescription opioid medications.
In Canada, however, there is a lack of clear evidence on how well these measures have worked.
There are other risks that may not make sense for many people.
For example, a person who has a heart condition, a serious illness or a family history of addiction may be more vulnerable to addiction, Taylor says.
“I think a lot of people in Canada are aware of these risks, but I think they are under the impression that if you don’t take care of yourself, you don