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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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Adanac Senior's Care Services

Adanac Senior's Care Servicesmore info

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Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 756-1035
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Topics: Men, Seniors, Women

Adult Community Respiratory Care Centre (ACRCC)

Adult Community Respiratory Care Centre (ACRCC)more info

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Nanaimo, BC
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Clinical Headings: Respiratory

Adult Day Programs - Nanaimo Travellers Lodge

NTL offers compassionate person-centered dementia care for 90 full time residents and offers three Adult Day Programs to Elders with Alzheimer's and dementia living in the community: Daybreak, Stepping Stones and Community Bathing.
NTL has been serving the Mid-Island community for over 30 years and in 2004 became a facility dedicated for people with complex dementia.more info

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Nanaimo Travellers Lodge - Adult Day Programs
1298 Nelson Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2K5
Phone: (250) 760-2636
Fax: (250) 758-4698
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Topics: Men, Seniors, Women
Community Headings: Community Resource

Adult Substance Use Services Team

Provides information, education, support and treatment for people affected by or at risk of developing alcohol and other drug-related difficulties.more info

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Island Health , Mental Health Substance Use Services (MHSU)
3151 Barons Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 5W5
Phone: (250) 739-5880
Fax: (250) 739-5879
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Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation

Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning allows you to have a say in the health care you will receive if you are too sick to speak for yourself. It is a way to reflect on your values, beliefs and wishes so that you can make your own health care decisions. By discussing and documenting your wishes with your loved ones, health care team and family physician, they will be better able to act on your behalf.

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Clinical Headings: Hospice/Palliative Care

Aerie Dental Centre

Tooth decay is the most widespread disease in Canada today. At least 95% of our population experience tooth decay at some time in their lives. But it can be prevented if you are proactive about taking care of the health of your teeth and those of your family. The health of your teeth affects the health of your entire body.more info

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590 North Road
, Gabriola, BC, V0R 1X3
Phone: (250) 247-8212
Fax: (250) 247-8201
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Clinical Headings: Dental Care

AIDS Vancouver Island

Provides integrated services such as education, advocacy, and client support to individuals with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other communicable diseases. Provides education and harm reduction info to schools, the broader community, and target populations.more info

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201 - 55 Victoria Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4N9
Phone: (250) 753-2437
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Clinical Headings: Infectious Diseases

Al-Anon

Support for friends and families of alcoholics. Phone 250-758-8767 or 250-756-3068more info

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Alanon
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 758-8767
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Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation
Community Headings: Volunteer Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

Helping alcoholics achieve sobriety. Meeting information is available online. more info

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212 - 285 Prideaux Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N2
Phone: (250) 753-7513
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Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation
Community Headings: Volunteer Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous - Information for Professionals

The Nanaimo Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) Committee is available to put on presentations about what Alcoholics Anonymous does and how A.A. works. more info

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Alcoholics Anonymous - Nanaimo
212 - 285 Prideaux Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N2
Phone: (250) 753-7513
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Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation
Community Headings: Volunteer Resources