Fraser Health is urging party-goers to practice caution this Halloween weekend when “consuming substances, including drugs and alcohol.”
“This Halloween season, Fraser Health is reminding people to take precautions if they choose to consume substances of any kind and to be aware of friends or family who may require support,” said medical health officer Dr. Ingrid Tyler in a release.
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If you choose to consume alcohol, Fraser Health recommends you use safely and reduce your risk of overdose or overconsumption by:
- Making a plan to get home safely.
- If you are consuming alcohol, set limits.
- Drinking slowly, and for every drink of alcohol, have a non-alcoholic drink.
If you use drugs:
- Bring a sober buddy who can call for help if needed.
- Tell someone, leave the door unlocked, and check in.
- Know your tolerance.
- Don’t mix drugs and alcohol. If you do, use the drugs first.
- Do testers, go slow, and try to use a consistent dealer.
- In the event of a possible overdose, call 9-1-1.
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