The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council says federal, state and territory governments need to invest more for regional and remote drug and alcohol services.

The latest Annual Overdose Report from the Peninngton Institute found that First Nations people are four times more likely to die from a drug overdose than their non-Indigenous counterparts.

The Council’s Scott Wilson has told NIRS News there are many who die from an unintentional overdose on prescription medication.

The report has also found an 8-hundred per cent rise in First Nations deaths linked to opioid fentanyl since 2001 and that more people die of overdose in regional and remote areas compared to the cities.