PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough Public Health is reporting an increase in suspected drug poisonings in the community. Officials say this serves as an important reminder that street drugs may be cut or mixed with toxic substances. Beware that even a small amount of drug can cause fatal poisoning.
The specific substance is unknown.
The health unit is suggesting anyone doing drugs should ALWAYS carry multiple naloxone kits. Learn where to get a Naloxone kit at Ontario.ca/page/where-to-get-a-free- naloxone-kit
Harm Reduction Support:
- Consumption & Treatment Site – 220 Simcoe St. Open 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; daily
- National Overdose Response Service – 1-888-688-6677(NORS)
- Krasman Centre – Warm Line & Peer Crisis Support Services – 1-888-777-0979o krasmancentre.com/what-we-do/warm-line-peer-crisis-support/;Available10:00a.m.-Midnight Crisis Support:
- 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline – Call or text 9-8-8; National 24/7 suicide or emotional distress hotline
Telecare Distress Centre of Peterborough – call 705-745-2273; Open 24/7
Residents can anonymously report drug poisonings and other bad drug reactions using the ‘Drug Reporting Tool’ here: https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/your-health/drugs-and-harm-reduction/opioids/opioids-drug-reporting-tool/?highlight=reporting%20tool
Any information shared through the tool supports Peterborough Public Health and community partners in responding to and preventing drug poisonings in the Peterborough area.
Under Canada’s Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, if you seek medical help for yourself or for someone else who has overdosed, YOU WILL NOT be charged for possessing or using drugs for your own use.