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December 16, 2022

Province Releases New Data on Substance-Related Harms

Manitoba Mental Health and Community Wellness advises new data on substance-related harms is now available.

Information on fatalities due to drug overdose, substance-use hospital admissions, emergency department visits and substance-related calls responded to by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is included.

From January 2021 to December 2021, fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine were the most common causes of overdose deaths in Manitoba.

The data is available at and and will be updated quarterly.

Manitoba Health is also releasing new data about the use of naloxone, a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids such as heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioid medications. It is posted at and will be updated quarterly.

Manitoba Health continues to offer a take-home naloxone program, which provides free kits to people at risk of opioid overdose, as well as friends or family members. A new interactive map is available online to help find locations where these kits are available:

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