Thursday , August 11 2022

Opioid Crisis Presented at Rimbey – Sylvan Lake News


According to Treena Mielke

Tricia Peden and Keira VanderVliet, Turning Point speakers, Reddeer-based detention reduction agency, provided information on drugs and surplus, with regard to the fentanyl and opioid crisis.

The presentation was made at the Rimbey United Church after the death of the Rimbey chapter of Amnesty International. 18 November and 25 people attended.

VanderVliet admitted extensive drug use to turn his life and give others a chance to help others, as drug use affects families and communities.

"Absolutely, it's in your backyard."

Fentanyl, a drug known in the 90s for the use of palliative care, is now cheaper, easily available and a hundred times stronger morphine or heroin, as the presenters have stated.

It seems that it only takes a fentanyl specimen to have a user high and two beads may be enough to cause an overdose.

Overdose signals are slow, erratic, clean body, pale and stone skin and blue nail, lips and tongue. Crosses or glands, vomiting and other signs of getting muscular stimulation.

It would be necessary to call 911 a person suffering from an excessive, calm, breathing rescue and administering Naloxone, the presenters have said.

Do not throw people in a cold shower, they warned.

Naloxone kits are free and over-opioid holiday effects can be turned backwards quickly.

People use substances for various reasons. You should feel good about it, because it is boredom, your own medication or to get rid of family and mental health problems.

Concerning matches with Turning Points that correspond to the problematic problems, and those who are homeless, they drop boxes for gloves, heavy socks, scarves and coats in the Rimbey library and in neighboring areas. These items will go to Turning Point and will be released on the street by the workers compensation agency.

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