(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A north side neighbourhood is in the wake of yet another overdose in the city.
We have been told that first a male had overdosed after using the notoriously dangerous drug “Purple down”. This incident unfolded near Elevate.
Purple down is often a mix of fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin and sometimes other drugs such as meth.
The male was revived and sent to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he is expected to make a full recovery.
Narcan is a free drug paid for by the government that temporarily reverses overdose symptoms. The drug does not absorb drugs from the body but only temporarily blocks them. Narcan is free from almost any pharmacy. Ask your pharmacist today for a free kit.
If you’re thinking about sobering up, reach out to the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre at 807-684-1880 and ask them how to start your journey to sobriety.
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