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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 - Harm Reduction / Supplies

Harris House Health Clinic

Provides confidential health care, harm reduction supplies and support to individuals at risk of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.more info

Address / Contact Info
375 Franklyn Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2X5
Phone: (250) 753-6759
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Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation
Community Headings: Crisis Centre

NARSF Programs Ltd.

Provides a range of counselling, therapy, health and harm reduction services to individuals, children, youth and families, with funding provided by the Ministry of Children & Family Development and Vancouver Island Health Authority.more info

Address / Contact Info
201 - 170 Wallace Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5B1
Phone: (250) 754-2773
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Overdose Prevention Service

Open to tenants, guests, and community members. A safe place to use. Pick up harm reduction kits and supplies; get Naloxone kits. Please use entrance by the garage door.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Health
437 Wesley St.
, Nanaimo , BC, V9R 2T8
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