In June, two people were reported to have died from drug poisonings in Grande Prairie.
According to the Alberta Substance Use Surveillance System June is the third month in a row two deaths were connected to poisonings from non-pharmaceutical opioids. In August, only one drug-related poisoning was reported for May, but that has since been updated to two; this brings the total number of poisonings to date in Grande Prairie to 15.
In June, there were 156 drug poisonings reported across Alberta. In 2022, 39 opioid-related deaths were reported in Grande Prairie.