AMBER DRUG ALERT – for information
Reason: Awareness and Information
|Location of Incident:||March Cambridgeshire, Lowestoft Suffolk|
|Drug of concern:||Heroin|
|Identified risk:||High risk of overdoses,
Drug related deaths
|Source of information:||Cambridgeshire Constabulary & Suffolk Constabulary|
|Alert instigated by:||Cambridgeshire Public Health|
Cambridgeshire County Council have been made aware of 3 drug related deaths 1 in March Cambridgeshire and 2 in Lowestoft Suffolk. All three cases are thought to be through the use of drugs suspected to be heroin. There is concern regarding the purity levels of the street heroin being used.
There is no information at this stage to link the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk deaths. Please advise users you come into contact with to take extra caution if they are using substances.
Please ensure that harm reduction messages are robust and shared with all drug users.
Please urge service users to share information with services and their peers, and report any concerns as soon as possible.
If they are feeling unwell and suspect they have used one or more of the substances referred to in this alert message, please call an ambulance immediately.
If Naloxone kits are required in Peterborough call Aspire on 0800 111 4354 or 01733 895 624
If Naloxone kits are required in Cambridgeshire call CGL on 0300 555 01 01
CASUS (young people) 01480 445316
Thank you for your assistance in preventing further fatalities or harm.
If you have any further queries, please contact Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Public Health Team on 01223 703259
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