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Drug Checking Report for Interior Health –...
The BCCSU publishes Provincial and regional monthly reports that summarize drug checking results. Here is the June 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 (72.0%, 108 of 150 samples), but trends may be […]Continue reading
South Okanagan Drug Alert – Beige Down
Interior Heath has issued a DRUG ALERT for the South Okanagan after an increase in overdose activity associated with a beige substance sold as ‘Down/Fentanyl’. This substance has been found to contain Fentanyl with no cuts/buffs (additives). Risk High risk of overdose and death. Please be aware of safer drug use tips that can help […]Continue reading
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