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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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Health Professionals - Help Lines

BC Health Guide Nurse Line

Offers free 24/7 health information for families.more info

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Nanaimo, BC
Toll-free: 1-866-215-4700
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Clinical Headings: Education
Community Headings: Education, Enquiry BC

Cancer Information Service

Available to cancer patients, caregivers or anyone who needs help understanding cancer and finding community services. Toll-free service accessible in multiple languages.more info

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Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
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Nanaimo LifeLine

The Nanaimo Lifeline Program has been providing service to people in the communities of Central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, for over 25 years.more info

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Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation Lifeline
202-1801 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo , BC, V9S 1H8
Phone: (250) 739-5770
Fax: (250) 755-7947
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Office Emergencies

Is your office ready for a medical emergency? This website features a free video to help prepare family physicians, other medical specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and office staff.more info

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Poison Control Line

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BC
Toll-free: 1-800-567-8911
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Vancouver Island Crisis Line

Provides non-judgmental emotional support, crisis and suicide intervention services. Calls are kept confidential and anonymous.more info

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PO Box 1118,
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6E7
Toll-free: 1-888-494-3888
Appointments: (250) 753-2495
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