A new OPP report on opioids shows some startling numbers.
According to the report, overdose-related deaths went up 34 per cent in the province between 2018 and 2019 and 1,163 Ontarians fatally overdosed between January and September of last year.
That is a death every 4.7 hours in the province.
The report also says that the OPP responded to 897 overdose occurrences in 2017, 1,381 in 2018, and 1,625 in 2019.
That represents an 81 per cent increase over a three-year period.
However, since being equipped with Naloxone in September of 2017, OPP officers have saved 108 lives.