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.