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Community Alerts

Community alerts are released by partner organizations when there is an increased risk of overdose in KFL&A communities. 

 

To reduce your risk of overdose, never use alone, avoid mixing drugs, and carry a naloxone kit. 

Contact us if you would like to join our alerts email distribution list. 

April 14, 2022

Increased overdoses in KFL&A region

 

KFL&A Public Health is warning residents of an increased risk of drug overdoses, poisoning, and death in the Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington region. Local harm reduction programs report that people using fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine (with no specific colour of substances noted) are experiencing drug overdoses and case fatalities at an increased rate. Drug poisoning presentations include shallow or no breathing.

 

KFL&A Public Health is urging people who use drugs to never use alone, avoid mixing drugs, start with test amounts, and to have a naloxone kit. In some cases, multiple doses of naloxone may be needed to reverse an overdose. Residents are encouraged to call 9-1-1 if an overdose is suspected.

March 4, 2022

High risk of drug poisoning in KFL&A

 

KFL&A Public Health is warning residents that an extremely toxic batch of drugs is circulating in the 
Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington area. Emergency services and local harm reduction programs 
report responding to an increased number of overdoses in the past 24 hours. Drug poisoning presentations 
include people losing consciousness immediately after consuming a substance and remaining sedated for 
several hours. Hasting Prince Edward Public Health also issued a warning regarding an increase in drug related 
overdoses on March 3, 2022. 

KFL&A Public Health is urging individuals who use drugs to never use alone, avoid mixing drugs, start with test 
amounts, and to have a naloxone kit. In some cases, multiple doses of naloxone may be needed to reverse an 
overdose. Residents are encouraged to call 9-1-1 if an overdose is suspected.

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