Turning Point

Members of Innisfail’s Seniors Drop-In Society donated 12 hand-crafted plastic sleeping mats to Turning Point this week. (Photo from Facebook)

Central Alberta seniors helping homeless

Plastic bag donations needed

 

Alberta is the first government in Canada to fully cover the cost of Sublocade, an injectable opioid treatment drug. (Contributed photo)

Alberta funds opioid treatment drug

‘Appropriate for pretty much anybody who has opioid addiction’

 

FILE - A health promotion worker with Turning Point distributes harm-reduction supplies in 2020. The syphilis crisis has gotten worse, particularly in Central Zone, where there was a 57 per cent increase according to a new report. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Syphilis crisis in central Alberta continues

Gradual increase in stillborn deaths and congenital syphilis

FILE - A health promotion worker with Turning Point distributes harm-reduction supplies in 2020. The syphilis crisis has gotten worse, particularly in Central Zone, where there was a 57 per cent increase according to a new report. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point. (Contributed)

Opioid deaths in Red Deer climb to 25

Across Alberta 821 people have died since January

Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point. (Contributed)
Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by Central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point. (Contributed)

Red Deer’s overdose prevention site hits three-year milestone

3,553 overdoses reversed since site opened in 2018

Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by Central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point. (Contributed)
Theressa and Shayleen and Greening dropped off some hand-made sleeping mats at Turning Point. (Photo contributed)
Theressa and Shayleen and Greening dropped off some hand-made sleeping mats at Turning Point. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point. (Contributed)

Many standards for overdose prevention site already met, says Red Deer agency

Alberta is first to develop standards for supervised consumption services

Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point. (Contributed)
Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point served about 213 clients last month. (Contributed)

Downtown overdose prevention site gets one-year extension

131 overdose reversals at the Red Deer site

Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point served about 213 clients last month. (Contributed)
Clinical manager Sarah Fleck at Turning Point’s overdose prevention site said staff now does COVID testing in addition to overdose prevention. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer overdose prevention site awaits funding decision

‘We’re confident in the work that we’re doing and that it’s making a difference in the community’

Clinical manager Sarah Fleck at Turning Point’s overdose prevention site said staff now does COVID testing in addition to overdose prevention. (File photo by Advocate staff)
COVID-19 reportedly played a role in opioid fatalities by reducing capacity at Red Deer’s overdose prevention site, so clients made fewer visits. (File photo by Advocate staff)
COVID-19 reportedly played a role in opioid fatalities by reducing capacity at Red Deer’s overdose prevention site, so clients made fewer visits. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s temporary overdose prevention site is located in an Atco trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer overdose prevention site gets six-month extension

3,021 site visits from 226 clients in August

Red Deer’s temporary overdose prevention site is located in an Atco trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer Public Library temporarily closed its downtown, Dawe and Timberlands branches on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deer Public Library temporarily closed its downtown, Dawe and Timberlands branches on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A review of overdose prevention sites and supervised consumption sites in Alberta was released by the UCP government Thursday. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A review of overdose prevention sites and supervised consumption sites in Alberta was released by the UCP government Thursday. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s temporary overdose prevention site is located in an ATCO trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer awaits drug consumption site review

Turning Point’s overdose prevention site often at capacity

Red Deer’s temporary overdose prevention site is located in an ATCO trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Five people died from fentanyl-related overdoses in Red Deer between January and June. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Fentanyl fatalities decline in Red Deer

Alberta Health releases new opioid report

Five people died from fentanyl-related overdoses in Red Deer between January and June. (File photo by Advocate staff)
New wave of Red Deer drug overdoses reported

New wave of Red Deer drug overdoses reported

Overdose prevention site saw more overdoses than ever in July

New wave of Red Deer drug overdoses reported
Syphilis cases jump in central Alberta

Syphilis cases jump in central Alberta

Province looking at testing and public awareness

Syphilis cases jump in central Alberta
75% of people who die of opioid overdose have a permanent address. The real face of Red Deer’s drug crisis may surprise you.
75% of people who die of opioid overdose have a permanent address. The real face of Red Deer’s drug crisis may surprise you.
Red Deer’s temporary Overdose Prevention Site is located in an ATCO trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Overdose prevention site helps reduce fentanyl deaths in Red Deer

Two fentanyl-related deaths in first three months of 2019

Red Deer’s temporary Overdose Prevention Site is located in an ATCO trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)