Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit staff say there’s been an uptick in drug overdoses in the region.
According to a warning posted to the Health Unit’s social media feeds, the local supply of stimulants like amphetamines could be contaminated with fentanyl, an opioid that can be lethal even in small doses.
Staff are warning residents to avoid using drugs alone or mixing drugs, and to use small amounts at first, especially if you’re taking something for the first time or haven’t used drugs in three or more days.
Drug users are also being advised to learn the signs of a drug overdose, and to keep a Naxalone kit, which can be used to reverse an opioid overdose, on hand.
You can read more about opioids on the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s website.