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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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Child, Youth, And Family - Parenting / Family Support

Families 2 Families

Offering parenting courses: assisting parents & caregivers on Vancouver Island in raising children in a positive way, who become confident about engaging with children as a loving, nurturing relationship. more info

Address / Contact Info
Office Address, 2030 Northfield Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 3B8
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Clinical Headings: Counselling, Education

Living In Families With Teens (LIFT)

A NARSF Program. An open referral program that supports parents and teens that are experiencing relationship difficulties to the extent that the teen's placement in the home is in jeopardy.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-9285
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Nanaimo Men's Resource Centre

Provides support to men, women and their families by offering counselling, legal feedback, a variety of support groups, information and workshops on parenting, parent alienation, anger management, and masculinity. Drop-in programs include support for men and women (1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm), "Dads Make a Difference" (every Thursday at 6pm), and "Dealing With The Dragon", an anger management course for men only (can be started any Tuesday of the month).more info

Address / Contact Info
418D Fitzwilliam Street (main door off Richards Street)
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 716-1551
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NAVIGATING Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Services

This document was produced by professionals and families in Nanaimo related to child and youth mental health and substance use services. The goal is to enhance navigation of the mental health and substance use system for families. See the attached document "Pathways to Wellness" to see how you can navigate the system.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo Local Action Team
Nanaimo, BC

Parent Help Line (24-Hours)

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Address / Contact Info
Toll-free: 1-888-604-9100

Parent Support Circles - Parent Support Services of BC (PSS)

Ongoing, self support group for parents with children 12 years old and under. Weekly meetings are co-facilitated by trained volunteers. Parents can discuss parenting concerns, share ideas and learn effective parenting strategies in a supportive setting. Groups are FREE and some assistance can be provided to help with childcare costs if needed.more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: (250) 468-9658
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Public Health Nursing Princess Royal Family Centre Health Unit

Immunizations, Postpartum Care, Breastfeeding Support Dental, Nutrition, Mother's Wellness - Postpartum support group.
* Connections - a group to support young men and women through pregnancy and the early years of parenting. Thursdays, 12:45-2:45 pm (transportation & child minding available).
* Partners in Parenting - a community Mental Health and Addiction service that supports parents experiencing problems related to their substance use.more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: (250) 755-7855