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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 - Withdrawal / Detox / Treatment

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

Edgewood

Edgewood
Addiction and Rehabmore info

Address / Contact Info
2121 Boxwood Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4L2
Phone: (250) 751-0111
Fax: (250) 751-2758
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Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation

Nanaimo Region John Howard Society

The Transitional Housing Program provides safe, affordable, drug and alcohol free residences for men in recovery in a structured and supportive environment.more info

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BC
Phone: (250) 591-1012
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Topics: Housing

QuitNow

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QuitNow
BC
Toll-free: 1-877-455-2233
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Community Headings: Education, 23

Thuy Namut Program

Grounded in native culture and tradition, this is a 40-day intensive residential program available to First Nations people. Holistic in nature, the program is for those who are ready to put substance abuse behind them. Through carefully developed therapy experiences that build on existing strengths and aspirations, each participant discovers their own unique pathway for continuing recovery from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse.

Included in the program structure are group and individual treatment experiences that promote:

Healthy lifestyle choices
Healing of old wounds
Building healthy relationships
An increased sense of self worth
Increased ability to master life's upsets
The development of a life plan
Freedom from past suffering
Cultural identity and appreciation
Learning new skills for effective living
Developing an alcohol and drug free personalitymore info

Address / Contact Info
Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society
Phone: (250) 390-3123
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Community Headings: Health Service

Transitions Withdrawal Management & Supportive Residential Program

A NARSF Program. Referral through Discovery Youth & Family Addictions (VIHA) for youth with problematic drug and alcohol use to achieve their goal of abstinence or reduction of harmful consequences of substance use.more info

Address / Contact Info
170 Wallace Street (around back-lower level)
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-2773
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