Overdose Prevention

Need Naloxone?

Naloxone is free and available to all. Pick up a naloxone kit by visiting our office or calling 403-346-8858.
  • Program Hours

    • Monday – Friday
    • 9:15 am – 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Program Location

    • Turning Point Society Office:
      4611 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3Z9

Our mandate is clear: to keep community members alive.

About

Complimented by the supervised consumption services offered at our Overdose Prevention Site, the Overdose Prevention program seeks to eliminate opioid poisonings and related fatalities within Red Deer and Central Alberta by advocating greater public awareness surrounding our Nation’s opioid crisis. The program is comprised of a Registered Nurse and two Outreach Workers who focus on delivering free naloxone and comprehensive, compassion-driven education to Central Albertans.

Through continued collaboration with all levels of government, our partners, stakeholders, and people with lived and living experiences, we are able to maintain a detailed understanding of the harms and substances involved in our Nation’s opioid poisoning crisis, adapting our service delivery to match the ever-evolving needs of our community.

Please contact us if you would like to book a free presentation or would like more information.

Presentations and Training

Program staff are able to provide free presentations and training to clients, community groups, health professionals, and any other members of the general public who are interested in learning more about:

  • Current drug trends
  • Overdose identification
  • Overdose prevention
  • Overdose response (including naloxone and post-naloxone care).

Program Contacts

Reed Charbonneau

Registered Nurse

Darcee Smith

Outreach Worker

Kevin Cunningham

Outreach Worker