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BC Provincial overdose alert

Northern Health
Health Alert

Increased Drug Toxicity Reported Across BC  (Both Stimulants and Down)

  • Increase in both fatal and non-fatal overdoses over the last few weeks
  • More severe overdoses being reported
  • Increased community overdose and drug alerts since March 22

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  • Use an Overdose Prevention Site, if you can. FIND AN OPS
  • Pick up a naloxone kit. FIND A SITE. Call ahead for hours.
  • Avoid using alone. Find a buddy or have someone check on you.
  • Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about how to access prescription medications to reduce overdose risk and prevent withdrawal, for more information.

THIS IS A PROVINCIAL ALERT

Check your local Health Authority websites for local alerts.

For more information on ways to stay safe while using substances during COVID-19 please check BCCDC

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