Peterborough Public Health Extends Drug Alert
Written by Comms Team, February 8, 2022
Peterborough Public Health and local partners, are notifying the public about the extension of the ‘Drug Poisoning Alert’ issued on Friday, February 4, 2022. Today, the Early Warning Surveillance System detected seven drug-related incidents that occurred over the weekend (February 4-6, 2022).
We encourage members of the public to be cautious when using drugs. Due to the toxic drug supply, the colour of drug, type of drug (i.e. opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine, etc.), or how the drug is being used does not matter. Any street drug may cut or mixed with toxic substances, which may cause a fatal poisoning.
Please share and consider these actions:
- Always carry a naloxone kit. Keep it visible and close to you. To find out how to access naloxone please visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca and search for “Opioids” or click here.
- If you or a loved one uses drugs, practice harm reduction.
- Plan ahead and connect to available supports that can help you and help our community stay as safe as possible.
- Use Peterborough Public Health’s ‘Drug Reporting Tool’ to anonymously report overdose incidents and harms in the community. The Drug Reporting Tool can be accessed by clicking here.
For further information, please contact:
705-743-1000, ext. 391