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.