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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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Substance Use / Addictions

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

Address / Contact Info
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

Al-Anon

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

Address / Contact Info
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

Address / Contact Info
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

AVI Health Centre

AVI Health Centre provides Opiate Replacement Treatment with Methadone and Suboxone and HIV Primary Care. We also offer HIV POC testing, sti testing and treatment, support counselling, take home Naloxone Training, harm reduction education and supplies, nutritional and housing support and care planning and intensive case management for people living with HIV and or hepatitis C. more info

Address / Contact Info
AIDS Vancouver Island - Nanaimo
102-55 Victoria Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4N9
AVI Health Centre program: (250) 754-9111
AIDS Vancouver Island programs: (250) 753-2437
Fax: (250) 754-9888
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BC Alcohol & Drug Info & Referral Line

A 24/hr information line and referral services throughout BC for people needing any kind of help with substance abuse.more info

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Nanimo, BC
Toll-free: 1-800-663-1441
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Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation
Community Headings: Education, Volunteer Resources

BC Smoking Cessation Program

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Nanaimo, BC
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Topics: Men, Women
Community Headings: Education

Clearview Detox Centre

Clearview Detox is a free of charge community residential facility providing treatment for acute medical withdrawal. The 12 bed medically supported facility serves the following regions; Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Parksville, Courtenay/Comox, Port Alberni, Campbell River and Tofino/Ucluelet. Clearview Detox Centre provides two programs to assist people in dealing with their addiction and related problems:
- Acute Medical Detoxification Program: This program provides Acute medical detoxification for Substance Abuse Intervention Program in their local area. This program serves all of Central and upper Vancouver Island. more info

Address / Contact Info
967 Haliburton Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6N5
Phone: (250) 739-5891
Phone: (250) 739-5859
Fax: (250) 739-5892
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Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation

Crescent House Sobering & Assessment Beds

Effective Jan 2, 2017 Crescent House is switching over to 5 Sobering beds with 1 Crisis Stabilization bed.more info

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Island Crisis Care Society
1126 Seafield Cres.
, Nanaimo , BC, V9S 5K5
Phone: (250) 716-3402
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Discovery Youth and Family Substance Use Services

Provides counselling for youth who are experiencing difficulties related to their own or another person's substance use, as well as support for parents of adolescents regarding substance use concerns.
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Address / Contact Info
Vancouver Island Health Authority
206 - 96 Cavan St
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2V1
Phone: (250) 739-5790
Fax: (250) 740-2672
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Clinical Headings: Counselling