The Hastings Prince Edward Public health unit will be hosting information sessions in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties to provide parents and caregivers with information that will help keep young people safe from opioids and other drugs.
Officials say that within our region, illicit Fentanyl has been found in a variety of fake prescription pills, as well as hidden in other street drugs such as cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, and marijuana.
The health unit together with other partners, will provide parents and caregivers information about local risks and suggested approaches to reduce the occurrence of teen overdose.
Presentations will include: An overview of opioids and illicit Fentanyl; Naloxone kits will also be available to those interested, and training to properly administer Naloxone will be provided with the kits.
Local police will provide a perspective of what they’re seeing in the community, and there will be an overview of parental responsibility and liability, and community resources available to support teens and families.
The Opioid Information Sessions will be taking place: from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 9 at Bridge Street United Church in Belleville and from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m. on May 30 at Club 580 in Bancroft.