(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Numerous warnings by not only this news media publication, but by various health units and medical authorities have warned people of the dangers of certain drugs.
People are dying at faster and faster rates as time goes by due to the dangerous street cocktail called “down”. “Down” ain’t typical heroin like it used to be. Nowadays it is mixed with fentanyl, carfentanil, crystal meth and various other drugs such as dog dewormer, cleaning products and more.
The Canada Child Tax Benefit was deposited today, the 20th. Picton Ave is often buzzing around this time as the street along with the 288 Windsor complex has people coming and going, purchasing and selling drugs.
A woman was found unresponsive on Picton Ave and was later pronounced dead. It is suspected she had been using some form of “down” or drugs she was using had “down” in it. Her friend had come over earlier and they got high. We have been told that the woman was one of the nicest people and was trying to get sober. She had just received treatment and got out a month ago. Heartfelt condolences from the community to the family.
There have been a number of fatal overdoses in the last few weeks, with the frequency of overdoses only increasing.
Picton Avenue was also the location where a woman was brutally beaten by her partner. He was demanding her bank card shortly after child tax went in.
Are you thinking about sobering up? Reach out to the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre today at 807*684-1880 and ask them about how you can start your journey to sobriety.
Also, don’t forget to utilize the consumption and treatment services (supervised injection site) available at NorWest Community Health Centres, 525 Simpson street. Mon-Friday 10 am- 6 pm. Soon to be open 7 days per week.