We have received an alert from the Southwestern Public Health regarding reports of a new batch of fentanyl in Oxford County. The substance is bright yellow in colour and causes people to “drop” right after use. There has also been a recent increase in requests for Naloxone kits.
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.