Trail and area Drug Alert
Interior Health – Trail
Down in Trail has been found to contain Fentanyl (34%), Benzodiazepines (Bromazolam 4%, Flubromazepam 1%) alongside with caffeine. These results are accurate as they have been verified by PS-MS at Substance (UVIC).
High risk of overdose and death. Risk of unconsciousness not resolved by Naloxone.
More drowsy than usual, Memory Loss, Nausea, Heavy Nod, Dizziness, Associated with multiple overdoses.
Naloxone does not work on Benzos, BUT naloxone will work on the opioid overdose symptoms. After giving breaths and naloxone, the person may begin breathing normally, but may not wake up. More doses of naloxone should only be given if the person is not breathing normally (less than 10 breaths a minute). If the person is breathing normally but remains unconscious, place in recovery position and stay with them until emergency services arrive.
No matter what or how you use (oral, smoking, snorting, injecting) take steps to prevent overdose
- Before using, get your drugs checked to find out if what your Down contains.
- Find locations at www.drugchecking.ca
- Be aware of possible heavy sedation
- Be aware of risk if mixing with other drugs, including alcohol
- Use with others around or at an Overdose Prevention Site (OPS)
- Start with a small amount and space out your doses
- Carry naloxone and know how to use it
- Get the LifeGuard App – lifeguarddh.com
- Call 211 or visit bc211.ca to find services near you
Here is a link to download a printable version of this poster.