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Category: Opioids

Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.

  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit marks Overdose Awareness Day

    Aug. 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit will be participating in the first overdose awareness event at the Delhi Tobacco Museum/Quance Park. From 1-4 p.m. the Health Unit’s Harm Reduction Team will be providing information about preventing overdose as well as distributing free naloxone kits.   The purpose of the day […]

  • HNHU Distributes Over 60 Naloxone Kits in Dunnville

    SIMCOE, MAY 3rd, 2018 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) Harm Reduction program had a successful naloxone outreach blitz in the Dunnville community on Friday, April 20th, 2018. Over 60 kits were distributed to people at risk of opioid overdose or concerned family members and friends. This blitz was in response to concerns relayed by […]

  • Strong Heroin in Dunnville Community

    What? There are reports of higher strength heroin circulating in Dunnville and increased overdoses occurring because of its strength. In response, the HNHU’s Harm Reduction Team will distribute free naloxone kits on Friday, April 20th at the Dunnville Health & Social Services office located at 117 Forest St E., Dunnville. 9:30am-3:30 pm. No appointment required. […]

  • HNHU Receives Reports of “Purple Heroin” in Community

    SIMCOE, MARCH 20th, 2018 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) has received reports from the community that “purple heroin” is circulating in Haldimand and Norfolk counties. “Purple heroin”, so-called because it is often tinted purple, is reported to be heroin laced with a highly toxic illicit fentanyl. Hamilton Public Health released an alert about the […]