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Toxic drug alert: Terrace

Northern Health & First Nations Health Authority
Health Alert

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There has been an increase in overdose events in the community of Terrace. The reported substance is known as “down” in a variety of colours. The reported substance tested positive for both benzos and fentanyl and is causing overdose and heavy prolonged sedation.

Substances move throughout our region and may be present in your community so please share this alert widely and use with caution following the harm reduction messages below.

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
  • Don't mix drugs or mix drugs with alcohol
  • Test a small amount first and go slow
  • Use in an Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) if possible (see Terrace location listed below)
  • Get your drugs checked at the Terrace OPS (see hours below)
  • Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number right away if someone overdoses

Local Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS)

Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) and drug checking services available

  • Terrace Intensive Case Management Team
    101-4450 Grieg Ave, Phone: 250-631-4647
    OPS hours: Monday to Friday, 12 pm to 4 pm (excluding holidays)
    Drug checking hours: Monday to Tuesday and Thursday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm (excluding holidays)