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“If it weren’t for the pandemic, opioid-related fatalities would be the greatest public health crisis in a generation,” said Camille Quenneville, CEO, CMHA Ontario. 

In addition to opioid-related fatalities, rates of gambling and consumption of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis also increased during the pandemic.

Aside from opioid-related harm, many CMHAs across Ontario are focused on helping people with other substance use and behavioural addictions.

On alcohol, cannabis and gambling for example, CMHA Ontario recommends:

  • Maintaining/extending controls on availability and access