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Northern Health issues Toxic Drug Alert in Northern Interior

(With files by Darin Bain-MyPGNow)

Northern Health is reporting an increase in overdose events across the Northern Interior region.

According to the health authority, the substances circulating are highly toxic, causing heavy and prolonged sedation, requiring medical intervention and hospitalization.

The reported substances are involved are meth.

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 Prince George locations listed below)
  • Access fentanyl drug checking where available (OPS sites)
  • Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number right away if someone overdoses
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