December 2020 saw the most drug-related deaths of any December on record, and tied for the most of any month on record.
Alberta government data shows that Lethbridge EMS responses in November 2020 were at their highest levels since the SCS closed last summer.
Recent Alberta government data shows that when Lethbridge SCS usage was high, deaths and EMS responses were low.
During the first year the SCS was open, Lethbridge CSI increased at a slower rate than the previous year. During the second year, it actually decreased.
In today’s issue of the Lethbridge Herald, the publisher and advertising manager, Brian Hancock, took the liberty to use his platform to share his personal opinion about recent developments regarding the drug crisis in Lethbridge. He disparaged the now-defunct supervised consumption site, which was operated by ARCHES, as well as the mobile overdose prevention site […]
In the second quarter of 2020, Lethbridge had the highest fentanyl death rate in the province and had doubled ER visits and EMS responses.
Last week, the federal government announced that it’d be spending over half a million dollars for a safe supply project in the Toronto area.
Alberta Health Services reported in a town hall to South Zone employees that 13 Lethbridge residents have died due to opioids since last week.
A few points are getting missed in the government announcement about funding ARCHES and in the media coverage and attached public discourse.
Last month, the Alberta government released their Opioid Response Surveillance Report for the first quarter of 2020. Here’s a summary of how Lethbridge fares regarding the ongoing drug crisis.