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Health Unit Shares Warning After Toxic Drug Supply In Belleville

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR District Health Unit) is sharing important information about a recent event in the City of Belleville that caused an alarming increase in drug poisonings.

Officials say earlier this week, emergency services in the City of Belleville responded to a total of 23 overdoses, 14 of which occurred between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. The substance of concern is unknown.

Important information:

  • Street drugs may be mixed with other substances.
  • Mixing drugs/substances can increase the risk of overdose. This includes mixing street drugs with alcohol.
  • We recommend using naloxone in all suspected drug overdoses due to the possibility of opioid contamination or poisoning.
  • Keep multiple naloxone kits on hand. Where to get a free naloxone kit | Ontario.ca
  • Test a small amount of the drug before you use it.
  • Call the National Overdose Response Service (NORS), virtual safe consumption, at 1-888-668-NORS (6677) or use a buddy system and call a friend.
  • Call 911 in the event of an overdose.

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