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NARCAN NASAL SPRAYS ARE AVAILABLE AT KITSUMKALUM HEALTH CENTRE
‘NARCAN’ IS NALOXONE
TRAINING FOR USE IS AVAILABLE | Please call if you are interested 250-635-6172

“Intergenerational trauma is associated with risk of substance use. Oppressive and assimilationist colonial policies and practices, such as residential schools, threaten First Nations peoples’ cultural identities and have contributed to high rates of suicide, depression, anxiety, substance use and despair. The residential school system is a key contributor to historical trauma through forced relocation, spiritual, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and intergenerational impacts on the descendants of survivors. Feelings of shame, loss and hatred are common for survivors and many have passed this historical trauma on to their children and families resulting in intergenerational trauma. Recent research in B.C. has helped us to understand the impacts of historical trauma on substance use among First Nations people.” – FNHA

“The rate of overdose and death among First Nations people far exceed non-First Nation rates across regions”.
– FNHA

“These preliminary findings are from data from the BC Coroners Service, Drug and Poison Information Center, BC Emergency Health Services /Ambulance Service and emergency department visits at hospitals across BC. The data was supplemented with data holdings from the ministry of Health and BC Centre for Disease Control.” The data was then linked with the First Nations Client File, a cohort of First Nations people in BC registered with Indian Status and their children who may be eligible to be registered with Indian Status.” – FNHA

KEEP PEOPLE SAFE WHEN USING SUBSTANCES
SUPPORT PEOPLE ON THEIR HEALING JOURNEYS

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Blaine Stensgaard, NNADAP
Kitsumkalum Health Centre
P: 250-635-6172 E: nnadap (at) kitsumkalu.com

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