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  • Interior Health - Drug Alert - PentictonMay 29, 2023 • Posted by Interior Health

    ***Drug Alert - Penticton - May 29, 2023***

    Interior Health has issued a DRUG ALERT for Penticton as a sample of white crystals and powder sold as  Methamphetamine was found to contain Fentanyl. There is a extreme risk of overdose and very high risk of fatal overdose.  

    Click here for a printable versions of the poster. 

    No matter what or how you use (smoking, snorting, injecting) take steps to prevent overdose. 

    Please be aware of safer drug use tips that can help prevent overdose as well as where they can access naloxone, drug checking and other overdose prevention services in your community. 

    Consider these additional tips if you are going to use drugs:

    • Find drug checking locations at
    • Be aware that benzodiazepine induced sedation is not reversible by naloxone
    • Be aware of risks if mixing with other drugs, including alcohol
    • Use with others around or at an Overdose Prevention Site if available in your
      community (OPS)
    • Start with a small amount and space out your doses
    • Carry naloxone and know how to use it
    • Get the Lifeguard app - which can connect you with 911 emergency responders if you overdose. Download at the App Store or Google Play.   
    • Call 211 or visit to find services near you


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