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Overdose advisory: Quesnel

Northern Health & First Nations Health Authority
Health Alert

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Northern Health is issuing an overdose advisory for the community of Quesnel due to an increase in drug poisoning/overdose events.

Take care, drugs move throughout the North, please share this alert widely. We have included safety recommendations below.

For your safety

  • Get overdose prevention, recognition, and response training; carry naloxone.
  • Try not to use alone.
  • Make a plan and tell a buddy who can call for help if needed.
  • If you plan to use alone, use the Lifeguard or BeSafe app available free on the app store or on Toward the Heart website or call National Overdose Response Service (NORS) at 1-888-688-6677.
  • Know your tolerance. If you are sick or had a time of abstinence or reduced use, use much less.
  • When possible, avoid mixing drugs or mixing drugs with alcohol.
  • Test a small amount first, start low and go slow.
  • Use in an Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) if possible (see Quesnel location listed below).
  • Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number right away if someone overdoses.

Local Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS) and Drug Checking services

  • CSUN
    Address: 3-445 Anderson Dr, Quesnel, BC
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and weekends, 5 pm to 11 pm
    Prescription Alternative Peer Advocacy Program, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
    Drop off drug checking samples anytime during open hours
  • Quesnel Specialized Services, Mental Health, and Substance Use
    Address: 395 Elliott St, Quesnel, BC
    Hours: Monday to Friday, 11 am to 7 pm (excluding holidays)
    Drop off drug checking samples anytime during opening hours

Alert expires: May 22, 2024