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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 - Counselling / Therapy

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

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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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

Partners In Parenting

Works with parents with addiction, who have children under age 12.more info

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260 Irwin Street (Princess Royal Family Centre)
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 739-5845
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Problem Gambling Helpline

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BC
Toll-free: 1-888-795-6111
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Shoreline Therapy Group

Shoreline provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy services for Central Vancouver Island. Services are available Monday to Friday 9-5, with some evening hours upon request. In order increase accessibility to the wider Island community, Shoreline offers telephone and e-counselling options. Counsellors are committed to providing comprehensive, strength-based, and evidence informed therapy services. Counsellors are trained to support a diverse population of client groups navigating a variety of challenges. Clinical work with clients might include mental health and/or substance use treatment, chronic disease management, stress reduction, trauma-specific treatment, coping with life transitions, parenting education and consultation, anger management, and processing of grief and loss. Counsellors are specialized in the area of mental health and co-occurring problematic substance use disorders and provide assessment, treatment, residential in-patient referral, and relapse management services.
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#2-93 Commercial St
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5G3
Phone: (250) 984-8914
1-800-517-5230: (250) 713-7853
Fax: (250) 984-8914
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Spirit of Freedom Ministries

A Christian program that brings new hope to the chemically dependent, their families and others.more info

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BC
Toll-free: 1-800-535-6011
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