OVERDOSE: Cumberland Purple Down

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A north side neighbourhood is in the wake of yet another overdose in the city.

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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.

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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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3 Replies to “OVERDOSE: Cumberland Purple Down”

  1. Yes, Narcan is free but it only encourages the continued use of drugs because the Drug Addict feels he or she has a rescue net.
    Money that is used for Narcan which is estimated to be $50 to $70 for a two dose kit, could be put towards law abiding citizens that are diabetic for free insulin.
    Without Narcan available, they will know that their next fix might be their last.

  2. Narcan May be supplied free by the government but it is paid for out of taxpayers hard earned money. Too bad you could only be given narcan once and then it wouldn’t work again. Get brought back from death once and go to rehab or die if you overdose again. It is ridiculous that people get narcaned twice in one day. What a drain on our health system.

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