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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 - Parent-Young Child

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