Health and Community Services
August 1, 2017

Public Advisory: Update Provided on Naloxone Pop-up Tents

The work of the St. John’s Community Action Group on Fentanyl is continuing this summer.

Pop-up tents have appeared throughout the province at various locations and festivals including Canada Day Celebrations, Mundy Pond Regatta, Shea Heights Folk Festival and the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival. A pop-up tent will also be set-up at the Royal St. John’s Regatta from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The tents are open to the public and offer education on opioid drug use and overdose risk, as well as training for, and distribution of, take home Naloxone kits. Kits are provided free of charge. They are meant for people who use drugs, or people who have family and friends who use drugs. More than 60 kits have been distributed through the tent project. Training has been provided directly to members of the community. People are also reminded that they can call 811 to find other locations where take home kits are available.

Announced in May, the St. John’s Community Action Group on Fentanyl has been very active over the summer. The goal of the group is to increase public awareness about drug use and overdose, and put take home Naloxone kits directly into the hands of those who need them.

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Media contact
Emily Timmins
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 693-1292

2017 08 01                             11:20 a.m.