Health Alert: 6 Drug Poisonings within an hour in Guelph. Potentially Red Fentanyl.

Public Advisory

Substances circulating in the WDGPH area may be stronger than usual:

  • 6 suspect substance-related drug poisonings were identified in the City of Guelph this morning
  • None of the events resulted in death
  • Most situations indicated the involvement of fentanyl, with red fentanyl having been mentioned at least once.
  • Please be aware that any substance may pose significant risk

If you are using alone, the National Overdose Response Service is a free and anonymous service that you can call to check in on you. Available toll-free, 24/7 at: 1-888-688-NORS (6677).

Reduce your risk of overdose

  • Carry naloxone
  • Never use alone*
  • Start low and go slow (e.g., with any new purchase, start with 1/3 of a normal dose)
  • Use the Consumption and Treatment Services Site (CTS) supervised by health professionals at Guelph’s Community Health Centre – open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entry at 4 p.m.

*Phone a friend or call the National Overdose Response Service (1-888-688-6677) to make sure someone is available to check up on you.

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