“…Opioids are responsible for most drug-related deaths in Canada. In 2020, opioids caused 17 deaths per 100,000 population, with the highest death rates found in British Columbia and Alberta.”

In 2021, 36.4 overdose deaths per 100,000.

What will the stats for 2022 look like?

We can’t rely on a government-only approach to fix this problem. Frankly, it’s too big for them.

So what can we do?

As fellow Albertans, we need to address this challenge TOGETHER. That means employers step up with preventative education, training, and support. That means supporting organizations that focus on prevention and recovery when we’re deciding where to put our tax-deductible donations.

It means seeing the person behind the label.

Let’s care for one another.

DM me if you want to create a substance abuse education plan for your workplace.

And if you’re struggling with alcohol or drug dependency, please get in touch. I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it: you don’t have to face this challenge alone or feel shame in reaching out for help.

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John Elflien

With Sorobey Psychology Centre, you can access proven and professional assessments, proactive psychoeducational training, treatment and support.

Reach out today to create a customized plan for your workplace.

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