(THUNDER BAY, ON) – An early morning overdose has rocked the Limbrick neighbourhood today. A woman was found unresponsive in a unit in the housing complex.
She was located on the floor and was completely unresponsive. She was Narcan’d by people in the home and regained consciousness.
She was smoking crack cocaine followed by fentanyl, which ultimately proved to be too much for her to handle resulting in her unavoidable overdose. Lucky for her, someone noticed and revived her.
The Thunder Bay Police Service along with Superior North EMS responded to the early morning scene. The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance for further monitoring, but is expected to survive.
Narcan is a opiate overdose reversing drug, it temporarily reveres overdose symptoms so that medical professionals have additional time to begin treatment after an overdose occurs. Ask your pharmacist about how you can obtain a free Narcan kit along with free training on how to use it.
If you are thinking about getting sober, please reach out to the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre at 807-684-1880 and ask them about what your next steps are. You also have the option of speaking to the staff at the Simpson Street Overdose Prevention Site about your recovery options as well.
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