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Health Alert:Strong Substances Circulating

Web posted on March 16, 2020

The Guelph Police Service would like to make the public aware of a health alert regarding strong substances circulating. The Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy (WGDS) is indicating that:

 

  • There is reason to believe that substances circulating in the community are stronger than usual
  • Some overdoses have indicated the presence of bright green fentanyl
  • Current overdoses have shared symptoms where the person was unconscious/difficult to rouse for extended periods of time
  • Carrying naloxone
  • Never using alone
  • Starting low and going slow (e.g., with any new purchase, start with 1/3 of a normal dose)
  • Using the Consumption and Treatment Services Site (CTS) supervised by health professionals at Guelph's Community Health Centre located at 176 Wyndham St. N

 

 

The WGDS advises the public to reduce your risk of overdose by:

For further information, please visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca/harmreduction.


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