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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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Val's Valet - Companion

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Address / Contact Info
Val's Valet - companion
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 741-7970
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23

Valley Home Meals

Since 1999, Valley Home Meals, based in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, has been preparing delicious home cooked meals that are delivered right to your door. Our heart wise meals are dietician approved and designed for busy people who wish to improve their health. Not only will our meals encourage weight management, but also provides balanced nutrition for diabetics, seniors, therapeutic and other special dietary needs.more info

Address / Contact Info
1855 Noel Avenue, Comox Recreation Centre Kitchen
, Comox, BC, V9M 2H4
Toll-free: 1-866-216-2655
Fax: 1(250) 339-1076
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Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23

Value Wise optical

VALUE WISE OPTICAL AND COTACT LENS CENTRE. 2000 DESIGNER FRAMES (Incl. Large Child Selection). Quality Glasses For Every Budgest. "Always The Best Quality At The Prices." Licensed Optician. Specializing In Contact Lenses. Full Repair Service and Lab On Premises.; 2000 designer frames, professional frame soldering, quality glasses for every budget, licensed optician, specializing in contact lenses, full repair service and lab on premises, government programs welcomemore info

Address / Contact Info
Value Wise Optical
E-5107 Somerset
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 2K5
Phone: (250) 756-3035
Fax: (250) 758-0104

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

Provides non-judgmental emotional support, crisis and suicide intervention services. Calls are kept confidential and anonymous.more info

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PO Box 1118,
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6E7
Toll-free: 1-888-494-3888
Appointments: (250) 753-2495
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Vancouver Island Implant Centre

Dr. Wolanski's staff have been selected for their friendly attitudes and skillful knowledge. They have been with Dr. Wolanski in Nanaimo for up to 15 years and reflect pride in their workmore info

Address / Contact Info
7-4800 Island Hwy N
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 1W6
Phone: (250) 756-1666
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Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Dental Care, 45
Community Headings: 23

Vancouver Island Lodge

Affordable accommodations located across from the Royal Jubilee Hospital and within walking distance to the BC Cancer Agency. A home away from home during cancer treatment with meals and support services.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
2202 Richmond Road
, Victoria, BC, V8R 4R5
Phone: (250) 592-2662
Fax: (250) 592-7616
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Community Headings: Housing, Income Assistance

Vancouver Island Regional Library

Library cards are free if you live or pay property taxes in the V.I. Regional Library service area. Bring ID showing place of residence. See "Description" for other Nanaimo location.more info

Address / Contact Info
90 Commercial Street (Downtown)
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5J8
Phone: (250) 753-1154
Web Links Website
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Topics: Library

Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community

Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community (VITC) is strategically located in central Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and has access to numerous amenities. VITC recognizes that longer-term programming can produce enhanced recovery outcomes, so there is no time limit on the length of stay. When appropriate, residents are encouraged to stay in the program until they are ready for independent living. Residents of the Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community (VITC) are offered holistic and affordable housing.

We have partnered with many agencies to deliver a strong program of instruction, health, and safety. Double-occupancy rooms and home-cooked meals create a sense of belonging. We encourage individuality and support residents to be productive members of society. Special community events and celebrations also help develop a strong therapeutic alliance between residents, families, friends, and staff.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo Region John Howard Society
Phone: (250) 758-5611
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation
Community Headings: Health Service

Vancouver Island University Hairdressing Program

Hair done by student hairdressers with professional supervisor at low prices.more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: (250) 740-6115
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23

Vancouver Island University Library

Non-students can get a community borrower's card by showing ID with a current address and paying $9 for 4 months or $25/yr.more info

Address / Contact Info
900 Fifth Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5S5
Phone: (250) 740-6330
Classification Tags
Topics: Library