International drug overdose awareness day kicks off new program in Haldimand and Norfolk

International drug overdose awareness day kicks off new program in Haldimand and Norfolk
HALDIMAND—Shown above is Lindsay Van Paassen, Haldimand County Community Mobilization Officer, Jay Eberley, Norfolk County Community Mobilization Officer, Jacqueline Boniface, Addiction Mobile Outreach Team (AMOT) member, Krystan Dimitropoulos, AMOT member, and Bobby Jo Smith, Clinical Services Manager, Community Addiction and Mental Health Services. —Submitted photo.

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Haldimand and Norfolk County Detachments – in partnership with Community Addiction and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) of Haldimand and Norfolk and supported by the Haldimand Norfolk Community Response Table – are pleased to announce the launch of the Overdose Automatic Referral (OAR) program.

The OAR program allows police to make an automatic referral to the CAMHS Addiction Mobile Outreach Team (AMOT) in situations where police attend an opioid-related call for service where the individual is unable to communicate due to receiving urgent lifesaving medical treatment.

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