Spike in suspected overdoses prompts warning from Interior Health

Kamloops RCMP say they will decide on a case by case basis whether or not to recommend charges against a drug dealer in the event of an overdose death.

Interior Health is sounding the alarm for drug users after a big spike in suspected overdoses in the Southern Interior this week.

A bulletin issued last night, Jan. 26, said seven people in the region died of overdose since Jan. 23.

This is in the midst of escalating and record-setting numbers of people dying of overdose.

The health authority offers a number of tips, including not using alone, having a naloxone kit available for another person to assist you, test your drugs, don’t mix drugs. Consider using a mobile supervised consumption unit in either Kamloops or Kelowna.

For more on the alert, go here.

For more on the opioid crisis, go here. 

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