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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 - Community

Al-Anon

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

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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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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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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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Narcotics Anonymous

Members learn from one another how to live drug-free.more info

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BC
Toll-free: 1-800-494-2404
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Trew Beginnings Clinic

Trew Beginnings specializes in Addiction, Methadone Maintenance, and Suboxone Treatment. more info

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200 - 55 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo
, Nanaimo , BC, V9R 4N9
Phone: (250) 591-6454
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Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation
Community Headings: Health Service

Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community

Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community (VITC) is strategically located in central Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and has access to numerous amenities. VITC recognizes that longer-term programming can produce enhanced recovery outcomes, so there is no time limit on the length of stay. When appropriate, residents are encouraged to stay in the program until they are ready for independent living. Residents of the Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community (VITC) are offered holistic and affordable housing.

We have partnered with many agencies to deliver a strong program of instruction, health, and safety. Double-occupancy rooms and home-cooked meals create a sense of belonging. We encourage individuality and support residents to be productive members of society. Special community events and celebrations also help develop a strong therapeutic alliance between residents, families, friends, and staff.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo Region John Howard Society
Phone: (250) 758-5611
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Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation
Community Headings: Health Service