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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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Condition Specific Info / Support - Alzheimer /Dementia

Alzheimer Society British Columbia

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is dedicated to helping families build the knowledge and skills to live with dementia. For more than 25 years, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. has played an important role in the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, their families and caregivers.more info

Address / Contact Info
200 - 1585 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1G4
Phone: (250) 734-4170
Appointments: (250) 734-4171
Fax: (250) 734-4173
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Clinical Headings: Mental Health and Addictions
Community Headings: Education, Housing

Dementia Help Line

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Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Toll-free: 1-800-936-6033
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Community Headings: Ministry of Social Development

Residential Services - Nanaimo Travellers Lodge

At Nanaimo Travellers Lodge (NTL), we are passionate about helping Elders with dementia to live as fully as possible and to enjoy life. We work closely with family members and friends to help them in their journey of supporting a loved one with dementia.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo Travellers Lodge
1298 Nelson St
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2K5
Phone: (250) 758-4676
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Clinical Headings: Home and Community Care, 45
Community Headings: Housing, 23

Seniors Outreach Team (SORT)

Provides assessment and treatment services to seniors over 65 who are experiencing mental health problems such as Alzheimer's Disease or depression. Support and education to family and professional caregivers is available.more info

Address / Contact Info
VIHA
1665 Grant Avenue
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5K7
Phone: (250) 755-3301
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23