approximately two Albertans are dying each day from apparent accidental poisoning related to fentanyl and other opioids.
Overdose Prevention Support and Education Program
This program focuses on overdose prevention and response by providing education and support to people who use opioids and other drugs. The program also includes Naloxone education and distribution as well as post reversal debriefing
The program utilizes Registered Nurses and Outreach Workers to provide education to community groups, health professionals, the general public and any other groups who are interested. The training provided includes current drug trends, overdose prevention, identification of an overdose, overdose response including naloxone and post naloxone care.
If you would like to receive training and a naloxone kit please come into Turning Point during regular office hours: Monday to Friday, 9:15 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:30 pm.
Overdose Prevention Site
This temporary site has been open since October 1, 2018 and is a low threshold health care service that provides a place for individuals to orally consume, snort or inject pre-obtained drugs in a hygienic environment under the supervision of trained staff and receive basic health care, harm reduction teaching and referrals to internal and external health and social services.
5246 53 Avenue on the north side of the parking lot.
It is open 24/7.
4611 – 50th Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 3Z9
monday – friday
9:15am – 12pm, 1pm – 4:30pm