Amid recent fentanyl overdoses, CMHA Oxford can help

Posted April 4, 2019 by Site Manager

In light of recent fentanyl overdoses and overdose deaths in our region as noted in public alerts from the Woodstock Police Service and Southwestern Public Health, we want you to be aware of Canadian Mental Health Association Oxford resources that can support individuals living with problematic substance use:

  • We have naloxone – a medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose – available at our office at 522 Peel St. in Woodstock. Use this link to find other locations that have naloxone kits in Oxford County. Additionally, in response to Ontario’s increase in opioid-related harms, CMHA Ontario developed this naloxone toolkit to help people and organizations become familiar with naloxone delivery.
  • We provide 24 hour crisis and outreach services to individuals experiencing distress via telephone. We can also provide an in person, mobile response between 7am and 11pm, meaning a worker can meet with an individual in a safe location in the community.  
  • Walk-in counselling is available at several locations in Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Ingersoll and Tavistock.

For more information on services and supports available through CMHA Oxford, please visit www.cmhaoxford.on.ca or contact us directly.