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Overdose advisory: Terrace

Northern Health & First Nations Health Authority
Health Alert

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Northern Health is issuing an overdose advisory for the community of Terrace 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 Terrace location listed below)
  • Get your drugs checked with the Terrace Specialized Mental Health and Substance Use Team (formerly ICMT), Stepping Stones Building, 101-4450 Greig Ave. (Hours: Drop off samples for FTIR analysis seven days per week between 8:30 am to 8 pm)
  • Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number right away if someone overdoses

Local Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS)

  • Terrace Specialized Mental Health and Substance Use Outreach Team
    Address: 101-4450 Grieg Ave, Terrace, BC (Stepping Stones Building)
    Phone: 250-631-4647
    Hours: Monday to Friday, 12 pm to 4 pm (excluding holidays). Episodic Overdose Prevention Services available seven days per week, 8:30 am to 8 pm, as staffing allows.