Overdose advisory: Dawson Creek

Press Release

May 28, 2024

Northern Health & First Nations Health Authority

Northern Health is issuing an overdose advisory for Dawson Creek due to an increase in drug poisoning/overdose events. These overdoses may be associated with smoking a substance sold as heroin with crystals in it.

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.
  • Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number right away if someone overdoses.

Local Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS)

  • Dawson Creek OPS
    Address: 1001 110 Ave, Dawson Creek, BC
    Hours: 10 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week

Alert expires: June 11, 2024

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