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Did you know…The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act protects you, the person who is overdosing, and anyone at the scene from being charged with:

  • Simple possession of illegal drugs
  • Breaches in pre-trial release, probation orders, conditional sentences, or parole related to simple possession

The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act does not provide protection against charges for:

  • Selling illegal drugs
  • Outstanding arrest warrants
  • Offences other than simple possession of illegal drugs
  • Violating conditions of pre-trial release, probation orders, conditional sentences, or parole for an offence that is not simple possession

For more information, visit the Government of Canada website.

Remember that support is always available! If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, seek help from: 

If you go to University or College you can also contact:

For more information about opioids and/or naloxone, visit www.StopOverdoseOttawa.ca.

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