We have received an alert from the Southwestern Public Health regarding a report of a new batch of very toxic fentanyl found in Oxford County. The substance looks like blue pool or billiard “chalk” (chunky and blue). Use of this substance causes people to “drop” right after use. It also causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea for several days after.
In case of overdose:
- Call 911.
- Give naloxone if an opioid overdose is suspected.
- Stay with and assist the person until paramedics arrive.
- The person should go to the hospital with the paramedics for further treatment.
If you use substances:
- Don’t use alone.
- Avoid mixing substances.
- Start with a small amount first.
- Carry a naloxone kit.
Should you have any questions, please contact Joanne Andrews, Manager of Harm Reduction services for Southwestern Public Health at 519-421-9901 ext. 3403.