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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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Mental Health / Counselling - Community Support

Access / Crisis Services

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Island Health
203-2000 Island Highway North (Brooks Landing Mall)
, Nanaimo , V9S 5W3
Phone: (250) 739-5710
Fax: (250) 755-3310
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BC Schizophrenia Society

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200 - 1585 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1G4
Phone: (250) 753-9923
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Clinical Headings: Mental Health and Addictions

Columbian Centre Society

Provides rehabilitative residences and community oriented support services for adults with a psychiatric disability including those with addictions.more info

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2356 Rosstown Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 3R7
Phone: (250) 758-8711
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Community Living BC

Delivers support and services to adults with developmental disabilities.more info

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6531 Metral Drive
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 2L9
Phone: (250) 390-7200
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Creative Counselling For Children

Working with creative mediums including art, sand trays, clay modeling, play and music, the children's counsellor offers gentle support to children up to age 12 in a safe environment where they can express their feelings around the loss of a loved one.more info

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1729 Boundary Avenue
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4P3
Phone: (250) 758-8857
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Cycle for Health

GNCC promotes cycling as a tool to make a positive change for people with mental and physical health issues. Using cycling as a therapy as part of a ‎Wellness Recovery Action Plan, has had great success. Regular bike riding has proven to be effective with mental health conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety. We encourage any individual that would want to join us for regular rides to contact us. GNCC is looking to partner with local health organizations and professionals.more info

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Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition
Box 441, Station A
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5L3
Phone: (778) 269-5642
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Developmental Disability Mental Health Team (DDMHT) - Victoria

DDMHT is a specialized multidisciplinary mental health team that provides individualized assessment and consultation service for persons with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and complex mental health needs.more info

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Developmental Disability Mental Health Team
Suite #203-3939 Quadra Street
, Victoria, BC, V8X 1J5
Phone: (250) 519-3519
Fax: (250) 519-3518
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Mental Health and Substance Use Access Services

No appointment necessary.
Acute Mental Health Telephone Crisis Line
Community Mental Health Services
Postpartum Depression Support
Walk-In Counselling Clinic
Adult Addiction Services, 3151 Barons Road, Nanaimo, BC
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203 - 2000 Island Hwy North (Brooks Landing)
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 739-5710
Fax: (250) 755-3310

Mid-Island Abilities and Independent Living Society

Mid Island Abilities & Independent Living Society is an effective, supportive organization based in Nanaimo which supports and encourages all persons living with disabilities to overcome barriers and attain their own unique goals and achieve their potential and to lead a more independent lifestyle.more info

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3156 Barons Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 4B5
Phone: (250) 756-9455
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Nanaimo Association For Community Living

Provides services to meet the needs of Nanaimo citizens with developmental disabilities and the people that care for them.more info

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Suite 201 - 96 Cavan Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R
Phone: (250) 741-0224
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Clinical Headings: Disabilities - Developmental
Community Headings: Education