On Tuesday, November 13th, an emergency meeting of the Windsor Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy Leadership Committee (WECOSS-LC) was held to discuss the four overdose-related deaths that occurred in Windsor this past weekend.
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Opioids are a family of drugs that are used to relieve pain. Opioids can also produce a sense of euphoria (a high), which may lead people to use them improperly. There are prescriptions opioids like codeine, fentanyl, morphine, and methadone and illegally produced opioids like “bootleg” fentanyl.
Overview of opioid misuse in Windsor and Essex County and its burden on the health of our local population.
PDF version of the Opioid Misuse in Windsor-Essex County Report.