Brant County Health Unit issues alert on opiod crisis

BRANT COUNTY- The Brant County Health Unit has issued a public safety alert after Brant County and Brantford have been hit with an increase in suspected opioid overdoses. The alert follows a critical weekend hit with three drug related deaths and hospitalization of others. The health unit says since January 2019 there has been a higher volume of suspected opioid overdoses.  “This past weekend we reached a critical level for overdoses and deaths from suspected opioids. The number of overdoses are more than double of those during the same period for 2018, and are comparable to 2017,” the alert says.   The alert warns illicit drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil are known to be circulating in the community.   The Brant County Health Unit urges people to “Know your drug, don’t use alone, and call…

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