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Two fatal drug poisonings reported in Grande Prairie in June

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.

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