Health Alert - 7 Substance-Related Poisonings in Guelph Today (February 8, 2024)

Public Advisory

Substances circulating in the Guelph area may be stronger than usual, based on the following information:

  • 7 substance-related poisonings in Guelph, today (February 8, 2024).
  • Evidence indicates involvement of fentanyl. Light green fentanyl has been identified, but it is likely that other colours/types may also pose similar risk.
  • Please take care when using any unregulated drugs as supply may be stronger than usual

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