An alert for street-level drugs has been issued for Kelowna and Vernon.
According to IH, the drug is being sold as ‘side’ (meth) and appears as a colourless crystal. The potential effects of ingesting the drug include sleepiness, memory loss, altered thinking, delusions of safety or sobriety, risky behaviour and passing out.
“Naloxone will not reverse the effects of benzos,” warned Interior Health.
Further, IH says many types of benzos cause a strong feeling when inhaled, and that taking multiple doses will cause more undesirable effects.
It also said:
- Sedation can last minutes to hours
- If you don’t use benzos, this will have a stronger effect
- If someone passes out from meth, make sure they can breathe and don’t leave them alone
- Naloxone will not work on benzos, but always give naloxone when in doubt
- Benzos can cause intense withdrawal symptoms