Sudbury’s supervised opioid site application should be ready by spring
Penny Sutcliffe, the medical officer of health, and Police Chief Paul Pedersen, co-chairs of the Community Drug Strategy, told Sudbury council this week that opioid epidemic is a crisis which took a long to develop and will take a long time to fix. Photo supplied by PHSD
Co-chairs of Sudbury’s Community Drug Strategy, Dr. Penny Sutcliffe and police chief Paul Pedersen told Sudbury council this week it will take a long time to fix the problem, but a comprehensive step-by-step approach is working.
Sutcliffe, the medical officer of health for Sudbury & Districts Public Health told the council that 32 people died from opioid-related overdoses in Sudbury and Manitoulin districts in 2018.
She says in the first six months of 2019, there were 28 deaths.
Sutcliffe adds the 60 or so strategy partners are working on having a supervised opioid site set up by Spring, as part of the plan to help reduce the numbers of addictions and deaths in both districts.