-AIDS Vancouver Island
We have just responded to an overdose here at our Victoria office (person is OK), and paramedics and police are reporting multiple and ongoing overdoses happening today.
Please, if you can, go to an Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) if you are going to use substances. This includes stimulants like cocaine as they may be contaminated.
This link gives you information about all OPS on Vancouver Island.
Our site here is open in Victoria until after 9:30pm this evening.
If you cannot make it to an OPS, please do not use alone if at all possible, or get someone who has naloxone and knows how to use it to check on you minutes after you have used. Stagger your use (don’t all use at the same time if you’re in a group). Whether you have naloxone or not, give rescue breaths if someone becomes unresponsive and call 911 for help.
You matter. We love you.
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