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Toxic drug alert: Fort St. John

Northern Health
Health Alert

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There has been an increase in overdose events in the community of Fort St. John. The two reported substances are meth, clear or blue colour in crystal form, and crack, white/yellow colour in rock form. Both substances have tested positive for fentanyl.

These substances are highly toxic, and cause sudden, heavy and prolonged sedation. Overdoses are happening when the substances are smoked.

For your safety

  • Get overdose prevention, recognition, and response training; carry naloxone
  • Don’t 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
  • 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 and go slow
  • Use in an OPS if possible (see Fort St. John options listed below)
  • Access fentanyl drug checking where available (OPS sites)
  • Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number right away if someone overdoses

Fort St. John overdose prevention site (OPS)

Mobile OPS:
Morning location:
Alliance Church parking lot, 9804 99th Ave
Monday to Friday (9 am to 12 pm)
Afternoon location: FNHA parking lot, 10130 100th Ave
Monday to Friday (1 pm to 4 pm)