Cranbrook Drug Alert

Cranbrook Drug Alert

CRANBROOK DRUG ALERT ⚠️

Interior Heath has issued a Drug Alert for Cranbrook due to drug checking results through ANKORS that revealed highly toxic levels of fentanyl and benzodiazepines in a DARK PURPLE pebbly substance. People who use drugs are reporting passing out for extended periods of time after consuming this substance.

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Managing the COVID-19 Virus Update

Managing the COVID-19 Virus Update

As part of our response to the Covid-19 pandemic, EKASS follow recommendations of the Federal and Provincial Governments, and closed offices effective March 18, 2020. The office will be closed indefinitely to stay in line with the precautions of self-distancing suggested by the Federal Government.We continuing to provide counselling services to clients via phone or web-based options. Clients on the OAT Program will be contacted by the doctors at the Interior Chemical Dependency Office in Kamloops to ensure they continue to receive scripts.Harm Reduction supplies are available through continued supply to our community partners. Links to resources and support are available by clicking the button below.
We recognize these are stressful times. We are here to support you as we navigate this situation together. If you have questions or concerns, or to book an appointment, please call the Cranbrook office for further information. We check phone messages daily and respond as quickly as we can.

COVID-19 Coping Resources

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

EKASS offers a weekly virtual Mindfulness group. Living mindfully can help bring mindful awareness to individuals who have suffered from addictive tendencies of the mind. For more information contact the Cranbrook EKASS office.

Mindfullness Group

Self-help meetings

Self-help meetings

In a self-help group, the members share a common problem or addiction. Their mutual goal is to help each other to deal with, if possible to heal or to recover from, this problem.

** Due to COVID 19, please call any meeting directly with the contact information provided on the Self Help Schedules before attending as groups have been cancelled or have alternate ways of providing service. See the link below for a list of online support groups**

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We are pleased to announce

AS OF AUGUST 4TH, 2020

ALL EAST KOOTENAY ADDICTION SERVICES OFFICES WILL BE OPEN FOR COUNSELLING SERVICES.

WE ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE THESE SERVICES IN PERSON, BY PHONE OR BY VIRTUAL SESSIONS.

*No public washrooms available*

If you would like to connect with our staff, please call any location.

Our Services

East Kootenay Addiction Services Society provides free and confidential counselling to youth, adults, couples and families dealing with difficulties from their own or someone else's substance use. In addition, we provide referral to approved residential treatment and detox facilities, school based educational programs, community education, outreach, harm reduction programs and our youth Teen Empowerment and Mastery Program (TEAM).

Whether you are here for information about substances, looking for resources or looking to accessing services, we're glad you're here.

 

 

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