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International Overdose Awareness Day Amherst 2018 FB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 26, 2018

We’re on Instagram! Follow us :)

 
www.instagram.com/nhcsociety/

 

 

Update: July 24, 2018

NHCS Staff are trained to administer naloxone, and distribute kits!

If you are interested in receiving a free naloxone kit please contact us!

 

 

 

Update: July 16, 2018

Do you use drugs, or are you in recovery?

Are you interested in becoming a Peer Helper?

Join the NHCS Community Connector Group, an information sharing group for peers.  Topics include:

  • Naloxone Training/Overdose Prevention
  • How to navigate community supports
  • Stress Management/ Team Building
  • Harm Reduction/Preventing Transmission of HIV AND Hep C

 

You will be compensated for your time, food and transportation are on us :)

Limited Spots Available!

Call 1 (902) 895-0931 for more information.

 

 

 

 

Update: June 29, 2018

Check out our summer newsletter!

Summer2018EmailNewsletter

 

 

 

Update: June 21, 2018

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National report: Apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada
(released June 2018)

Key findings

The opioid crisis has affected every part of the country, but there are clear differences in death rates and the substances involved across provinces and territories. According to available data reported as of June 6, 2018:

  • there were 3,987 apparent opioid-related deaths in 2017; 92% were accidental (unintentional)
    • 72% of accidental apparent opioid-related deaths involved fentanyl or fentanyl analogues, compared to 55% in 2016
    • most accidental apparent opioid-related deaths occurred among males (78%) and among individuals between the ages of 30 and 39 (28%)

It is expected that these numbers will change as additional data become available

 

 

Update: April 23, 2018

Great article about the importance of teaching harm reduction!

http://www.capilanocourier.com/2018/02/19/fighting-fentanyl/

 

Update: April 20, 2018

There is now a lock box for disposing of used supplies in Amherst!
Located behind Breakfast at Brittney’s, this box is a step towards keeping communities safe.

C.County Lockbox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update: February 16, 2018

A Mobile Outreach Service in Cumberland County is now here!

NHCS staff will be in Cumberland County every second Wednesday, providing all the same harm reduction supplies available at the fixed site.

For more information or to access the service, please contact us!

 

 

Update:  January 29, 2018

Staff at NHCS are trained to administer Naloxone!

For more information on Naloxone, and Naloxone kits, please contact us.

https://globalnews.ca/news/3718201/canadian-schools-stock-up-on-naloxone-kits-in-wake-of-growing-opioid-crisis/

 

 

Update November 30, 2017

http://www.nhcsociety.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/EXtreme-Reality-Fall-2017.pdf