URGENT: LOCAL HEALTH RISK FOR STUDENTS

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The local Hastings and Prince Edward Heath unit has issue a high alert warning for students and youth in the local area. In recent weeks, highly dangerous drugs have been discovered in circulation and have been linked to several youth deaths in Eastern Ontario. These deaths have resulted from youth consuming drugs containing illicit FENTANYL that appeared to be prescriptions that were illegally sold on the street as well as MARIJUANA, COCAINE and other street drugs that were laced. These drugs and the risk they present are confirmed to be present in our region. These drugs are highly addictive and in many cases deadly in even small amounts; the chance of overdose is extremely high.

As always, the best decision is to avoid the consumption of any illegal or street drugs as that is really the only true way to be safe. If you do make the choice to use drugs or you believe someone has slipped you a drug at a party and you begin to feel ill, contact help immediately.  DO NOT WAIT TO SEE IF THE EFFECTS WEAR OFF.  Similarly, if you see someone who has consumed something and they are acting strangely, show your caring by contacting help or calling 911 immediatley.  You need to know that Fentanyl is NOT a second chance drug and not something to take a risk with.

Students are encouraged to learn more from the Hastings and Prince Edward Health Unit by clicking here.

Parents are also encouraged to learn more by clicking here.  

PLEASE BE SAFE QUINTE SAINTS AND TAKE CARE OF OTHERS!  SLEEP WELL, BE MINDFUL, EAT BETTER, BE ACTIVE