Guelph Police report numerous drug overdose incidents since Sunday, and at least three linked deaths.
If you or someone you know is using drugs, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health advises the following to reduce risk of overdose to yourself or others.
- 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 located at 176 Wyndham Street North
“Substances may be stronger and/or contain substances different than what you’re used to,” warn Guelph Police.
For further information, please visit http://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/harmreduction.