June 21, 2018


Update: June 21, 2018



National report: Apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada
(released June 2018)

Key findings

The opioid crisis has affected every part of the country, but there are clear differences in death rates and the substances involved across provinces and territories. According to available data reported as of June 6, 2018:

  • there were 3,987 apparent opioid-related deaths in 2017; 92% were accidental (unintentional)
    • 72% of accidental apparent opioid-related deaths involved fentanyl or fentanyl analogues, compared to 55% in 2016
    • most accidental apparent opioid-related deaths occurred among males (78%) and among individuals between the ages of 30 and 39 (28%)

It is expected that these numbers will change as additional data become available



Update: April 23, 2018

Great article about the importance of teaching harm reduction!



Update: April 20, 2018

There is now a lock box for disposing of used supplies in Amherst!
Located behind Breakfast at Brittney’s, this box is a step towards keeping communities safe.

C.County Lockbox












Update: February 16, 2018

A Mobile Outreach Service in Cumberland County is now here!

NHCS staff will be in Cumberland County every second Wednesday, providing all the same harm reduction supplies available at the fixed site.

For more information or to access the service, please contact us!



Update:  January 29, 2018

Staff at NHCS are trained to administer Naloxone!

For more information on Naloxone, and Naloxone kits, please contact us.




Update November 30, 2017