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Drug Alert issued for Grand Forks area

Interior Health said two samples believed to be DOWN tested positive for the presence of BENZODIAZAPINES.

Interior Heath issued a DRUG ALERT Thursday for the Grand Forks area after two samples believed to be DOWN tested positive for the presence of BENZODIAZAPINES

  • Yellow down containing benzo’s, fentanyl, caffeine, erythritol
  • Purple down containing benzo’s, fentanyl,  caffeine, erythritol

Everyone using drugs are reminded of the overdose prevention tips and community resources as noted below.

Reduce the risk:

  • Get your drugs checked – see service information below.
  • Avoid using different drugs at the same time or using drugs and alcohol together.  
  • Don’t use alone or ask someone to check on you.
  • If you must use while alone, consider using the Lifeguard app which can connect you with 911 emergency responders if you overdose. Download at the App Store or Google Play.   
  • When using your substance start with a small amount, and then go slow.
  • Use at an Overdose Prevention or Supervised Consumption Site, if one is near you.
  • Know how to respond to an overdose - call 911, give rescue breaths and naloxone.

Know the signs of overdose and how to respond:  

  • Recognize the signs of an OD: slow or no breathing, gurgling or gasping, lips/fingertips turning blue, difficult to rouse (awaken), non-responsive
  • Call 9-1-1 immediately
  • Give naloxone (Narcan) if you have it
  • Open airway and give rescue breaths

Naloxone is available at:

  • Boundary Community Health Centre
  • Overwaitea Pharmacy
  • Extra Foods Pharmacy

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Drug Checking is available at:

  • Contact ANKORS to schedule FTIR testing and take-home FTS strips