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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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Community Programs

Literacy Central Vancouver Island

Assists adults upgrade reading, writing and numeracy skills.more info

Address / Contact Info
19 Commercial Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5G3
Phone: (250) 754-8988
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Clinical Headings: Education
Community Headings: Education

Living In Families With Teens (LIFT)

A NARSF Program. An open referral program that supports parents and teens that are experiencing relationship difficulties to the extent that the teen's placement in the home is in jeopardy.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-9285
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Loaves & Fishes Community Food Banks

Family and/or survival bag distribution once per week. ID required. See "Description" for all Nanaimo locations.more info

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1009 Farquhar Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2G2
Phone: (250) 754-8347
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Topics: Food
Clinical Headings: Nutrition
Community Headings: Food Security, Free Service

London Drugs - North Town Centre

London Drugs is 100% Canadian owned and is focused on local customers' satisfaction. See "Description" for other Nanaimo locations.more info

Address / Contact Info
London Drugs
4750 Rutherford Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T
Phone: (250) 760-2030
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Clinical Headings: Pharmacy

Long Lake Chiropractic Centre

Chiropractic is a regulated health profession that centers on the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. Derived from the Greek words “chiro” and “praxis” meaning “done by hand”, Chiropractic takes a hands-on, proactive approach to health.Your chiropractor’s goal is to diagnose your spinal condition, develop an individualized treatment plan and provide education around injury prevention. This three-step approach helps you to get back to the things you enjoy sooner; Because hitting the slopes for the last day of the ski season, or taking an evening stroll with your family is so much more enjoyable than being confined to a bed with back and neck pain.more info

Address / Contact Info
3955 Victoria Avenue
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 2A1
Phone: (250) 758-1531
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Long Lake Sports & Orthopedic Physiotherapy Clinic

Our team of highly qualified and experienced physiotherapists will be sure to provide you with a thorough assessment and a detailed treatment plan (see Our Team). This will include an explanation of what's causing your pain, what activities you need to avoid, and what exercises you need to do to. You'll be amazed at how quickly your pain resolves and your movement returns (see Our Services)!more info

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2-4906 Wellington Rd
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 2H3
Phone: (250) 751-0222
Fax: (250) 751-0809
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Lynn's Senior Care

We are a private Family Care Home on 2 acres, just north of Ladysmith with two people in care. Our residents enjoy more personal care than an institutional setting can provide, delivered with respect and compassion. From a little help to extensive care and assistance. Professional and competent according to your doctor's direction and your wishes.more info

Address / Contact Info
5085 Jones Rd
, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1M6
Phone: (250) 245-3391
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Topics: Men, Seniors, Women

M'Akola Housing Society

Provides homes primarily for aboriginal people where they can feel connected to traditional values and community.more info

Address / Contact Info
22 - 3201 Shenton Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 5X6
Phone: (250) 756-4217
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Community Headings: Education

Mandy's Professional Foot Care

Mandy's Professional Foot Caremore info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 585-3859
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Topics: Seniors
Clinical Headings: Foot Care Nurse

Margarete's Circle of Support

Senior Advocate; as a team we make a plan to reach your goal of living your life with safeguards, joy, dignity and greater ease in your own home.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 739-2688
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Topics: Seniors
Community Headings: Elder Abuse