DATE: Friday, January 12, 2024
LOCATION: Portage La Prairie
SUBSTANCE NAME(S): Purple Down
Substance sold as Purple Down. Six drug poisonings in the past week in Portage La Prairie. Some needed multiple doses of naloxone to revive. One person was hospitalized.
What is a drug poisoning?
When a toxic amount of a drug, or a combination of drugs, overwhelms the body. People often refer to this as an “overdose.” However, that word implies that a user knows what the dose is and has chosen to take too much, or that the user is being reckless. In fact, the drug supply is unpredictable and toxic.
If you are using substances, please:
- Use with a friend and stagger your use
- Start low and go slow
- Have and know how to use naloxone/Narcan
If you are using alone, consider calling a friend or the NORS line at 1-888-688-NORS so they can spot you