A new service at Campbell River is helping to reduce damage to people who use drugs in their homes, overdosed on site.
AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) expansion service was launched last month with provincial funds, with communities facing the opiate crisis, including Campbell River.
Harm reduction help staff tries to tell Ashley Shea and Jesse Atton to save their lives so they can collect the people there.
"For people who do not want to access AVI and access the people who want to get access to it, for example," she said. "They have the right to use drugs safely."
The expansion services launched in mid-October are available from Wednesday to Friday from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. Both external personnel arrive in their personal vehicles, in the black SUV and orange pickup trucks.
This is a mobile version of the overdose prevention center at the AVI downtown office to allow people to get insulated or dropped. This service began in May 2017 and was delayed by more than 19 years at the end of September last year.
The barrier to avoiding the use of this saving life resource is the lack of narcotic and narcotic use or access to a vehicle, depending on the external group. As a result, people put their lives at risk by using only drugs or using unstable practices such as reuse syringes.
"I found somebody else the day before, which they told us to reuse a 10-day needle," Atton said. "Because it's logistics".
This year, drug addicts have been home to more than 58 percent, according to BC Coroner.
As part of the work outreach work, the team is responsible for the use of drugs at home, when oxygen and naloxone are ready for an overdose.
They also include syringes and other supplies, referring to other service providers, such as opioid replacement and other medical and educational impairment, how to use a naloxone kit.
Pedagogical impetus is aimed at users and other communities to help build support networks. It includes friends, family, neighbors and homeowners
Drug users come from all walks of life, and the outreach team is not the only one who is struggling with addiction, but also directs anyone who wants to reduce the damage caused by drugs.
"Everyone knows someone could use this service," said Sheak
Tradespeople overdose is emerging as an important group of endangered drug offsives, Shea said.
Ordinary drugs like MDMA are often the most commonly used for people with fentanyl.
Revenue group services are also useful for people who use illicit drugs, such as older prescription morphine or fentanyl patch.
Sarah Sullivan, director of the AVI Campbell River and Courtenay offices, said the team's outreach to the county and local agents was called a "community action group".
This committee is made up of civil servants of various groups, including RCMP, the First Nations Health Authority, Island Health and Campbell River, among others.
The committee is still looking for a person with a personal experience, including a family member with an overdose coffin, said Meribeth Burton, a spokesman for Island Health.
"We will try people who are willing to take part in Campbell River CAT in a proactive manner," he said Mirror.
Commitment – Originally emerged when the province opioid crisis declared emergency public health in the spring of 2016 – $ 100,000 received this year B.C. The government is part of the larger provincial initiative to fight against the crisis of opioids.
With the money, the $ 60,000 expansion effort managed by AVI will be funded to finance the program between October and June. The rest of the funding to hire CAT coordinators and other similar efforts, Burton said.
CAT funding ranks among the 18 selected communities, the most profound in B.C., according to the earthquake, which was announced in February. There were two more communities in the rest of the continent.
The Northern Hemisphere suffered a higher per capita rate of overdose over the past year, with around 100,000 people killed hundreds of people. This year, the rate has fallen by 21 percent, more than 100,000, but it is several times higher than the beginning of the crisis of opioids.
On 20 September, 20 outbreaks of drug abuse occurred in the 20 regions of the Northern Isles. There is no excess overdose of death registered overdose prevention sites or supervised consumer sites B.C. everywhere
The AVI dissemination services available to the population of the outer area are located around the Campbell River, but residents of the outer areas may call references. You can contact the AVI office at (250) 830-0787 (250) at 203-0777 or at [email protected] and at [email protected]