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Overdose Prevention Information for First Nations


The overdose crisis in BC was declared a public emergency in April of 2016. Drug-related overdoses and deaths have become a very serious concern for First Nations and all BC residents. More than ever, it’s important to know how to prevent and respond to overdose.

Lethal Drugs are circulating in BC. Drugs like cocaine, crack, ecstasy, meth, and heroin can be cut with lethal drugs like fentanyl​, carfentanil or W-18. People need to be aware that drugs they get from anywhere other than a pharmacy or a hospital may not be what the dealer says or believes they are.

Overdoses and overdose deaths are a pressing concern for all of us. If you or someone you love needs help, there are resources to support you.


​​​​​​​​​​​​Please Note: The information and material here may trigger unpleasant feelings or though​ts. ​Please contact the 24 Hour KUU-US Crisis Line at 1-800-588-8717​ if you require emotional support.​​​​​​​



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