press release

Public Health Advisory – Overdoses Reported

Point Edward, ON – Due to recent reports of an increase in overdoses, Lambton Public Health urgently reminds those who use street drugs – in particular opioids – and their caregivers:

  • NEVER use drugs alone
  • Always carry Naloxone

Free Naloxone kits are available from Lambton Public Health, local pharmacies and several partner agencies including Community Health Centres.

In the event of an overdose, always call 911 even when Naloxone is used.

Please stay with the victim and be ready to advise paramedics what the individual has taken. Providing these details supports treatment and all individuals are protected under the Good Samaritan’s Act.

Lambton Public Health continues to validate all reports of recent overdoses which will include stakeholders and health system partners.


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Related resources:

Harm Reduction Services