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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 - Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Pain Support Group

Meets once a month, contact James for date and location of meeting. Members of a community who live and cope with chronic pain on a daily basis, equip, encourage, enlighten and empower one another.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 802-7749
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Clinical Headings: Counselling, Pain Management
Community Headings: Education

Pain Program

This website is for people living in the Vancouver Island Health Authority region who are experiencing severe chronic pain that is resistant to treatment, and for the people who support them.more info

Address / Contact Info
1200 Dufferin Crescent
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2B7
Phone: (250) 739-5978
Fax: (250) 739-5989
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Clinical Headings: NRGH, Pain Management
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Self Management British Columbia

Self-management refers to the tasks that an individual must undertake to live well with one or more chronic conditions. These tasks include gaining confidence to deal with medical management, role management, and emotional management. more info

Address / Contact Info
210- 4907 Chisholm Street, 101- 4906 Delta Street
, Delta, BC, V4K 2V2
Toll-free: 1-866-902-3767
Fax: (604) 940-2099
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Self-Management Health Coach program

Self-Management Health Coach Program provides individualised telephone support for people living with chronic diseases such as diabetes, chronic pain, cancer, heart, kidney and lung diseases, arthritis, lupus, Parkinson, MS, etc. Volunteer health coaches provide weekly 30 minutes telephone coaching for 3 – 6 months for individuals wanting to improve their confidence and motivation to become healthier and to better manage the daily challenges of living with chronic conditions. Individuals are paired with coaches based on gender and possibly shared chronic conditions. more info

Address / Contact Info
University of Victoria, Institute of Aging & Lifelong Health
Ste 210, 4907 Chisholm St
, Delta, BC, V4K 2K6
Main Line: (604) 940-1273
Toll Free: 1-866-902-3767
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VIHA - Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management (CDM) is a proactive approach to improving the health of people with chronic disease. Health care can be delivered more effectively by supporting patients with chronic diseases to take an active role in their own care and by supporting health professionals to better assist their patients in managing their illness.more info

Address / Contact Info
1952 Bay Street
, Victoria, BC, V8R 1J8
Phone: 1(250) 519-1539
Fax: 1(250) 370-8694
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