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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 - Children / Youth Support

Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Provides children and youth the highest quality volunteer based mentoring programs.more info

Address / Contact Info
3 - 2350 Labieux Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 3M6
Phone: (250) 756-2447
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Community Headings: Child Development

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island

Child and youth centered organization dedicated to the growth and development of individuals through high quality recreation, care and enrichment programs that are open, innovative and fun. See "Description" for other Nanaimo locations.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-3215
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Central Island Healthy Lifestyles: Shapedown BC

Helping families in Central Vancouver Island achieve a healthier lifestyle, and improve overall physical and emotional well-being. more info

Address / Contact Info
Central Island Healthy Lifestyles
#39-1925 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1H1
Phone: (250) 755-7955
Fax: (250) 755-7946
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Friendship Lelum Youth Safe House

Short-term emergency housing for youth ages 12-18 when at risk. Assists them leave the streets and to learn to live safe, healthy lives.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 753-8266
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Girl Guides of Canada

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Address / Contact Info
BC
Toll-free: 1-800-565-8111
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Topics: Youth

Hospice Youth Program

Offers a safe haven for teens ages 13-18 dealing with the death of a special person and a website designed for teens. Call about counselling, library resources and group programs.more info

Address / Contact Info
1729 Boundary Avenue
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4P3
Phone: (250) 758-8857
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Topics: Youth

Kid's Help Phone

Free anonymous and confidential 24/7 phone and online professional counselling service for youth. Large or small concerns.more info

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BC
Toll-free: 1-800-668-6868
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MEND: MIND, EXERCISE, NUTRITION, DO IT!

MEND empowers children and families to become fitter and healthier. There are two MEND programs. MEND 5-7 is for children 5-7 years old and their families and MEND 7-13 is for children 7-13 years old and their families. Both programs are free, fun and interactive and support the entire family in adopting a healthy lifestyle.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC
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Nanaimo Youth Services

Provides services to connect and empower youth ages 16-30.more info

Address / Contact Info
290 Bastion Street
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-1989
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Topics: Youth

One Stop Youth Centre

Drop-in centre for teens ages 13-18.more info

Address / Contact Info
290 Bastion Street
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-1989
Web Links Website
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Topics: Drop-ins