Prevalence and Characteristics of Opioid-Related Deaths Involving Alcohol in Ontario, Canada

Combined use of alcohol with opioids can lead to increased sedation that can have serious risks, including possible overdose. Previous research has shown that the use of alcohol in combination with opioids is still high and can often result in lethal overdoses.

This study examined the death investigations from the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario to explore the involvement of alcohol in opioid-related deaths in Ontario.

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