New Normal – Drug Checking at Festivals
New Normal Harm reduction in a post-pandemic festive context Festivals, gatherings, parties. After a two year hiatus, we are preparing to gather in thousands under the love of music, friendship, dancing, arts and whatever your jam is. The Interior Health region usually hosts an incredible variety of events and this year is no exception. But […]Continue reading
Drug Checking Report for Interior Health –...
The BCCSU publishes Provincial and regional monthly reports that summarize drug checking results. Here is the May 2022 report from samples collected by Drug Checking Sites across the Interior Health region. Key Findings The percentage of opioids testing positive for benzodiazepines in the region remained high (64.9%, 113 of 174 samples), but trends may be […]Continue reading
Methamphetamine tests positive for benzos in...
The Drug Checking Team at UBCO has issued the following Community Warning for Vernon and Kelowna: Multiple samples of methamphetamine “SIDE” sold as Methamphetamine “SIDE” tested positive for BENZODIAZEPINES + METHAMPHETAMINES in Vernon/Kelowna. Potential undesirable effects: Sleepiness, memory loss, altered thinking, delusions of safety/sobriety, risky behavior, passing out. Facts: Many benzos cause a strong feeling when inhaled […]Continue reading