Substances, such as drugs and alcohol, can cause both psychological and or physical dependence, which can lead to problematic substance use and substance use disorder.

Learn more About problematic substance use (Government of Canada). 

March 8, 2022 - THU is issuing a warning based on information received advising of the presence of a substance known as “B-17” in a neighbouring region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue. This substance is described as pink in colour with similar appearances and side effects as purple Fentanyl. It is suspected to be involved in multiple opioid-related incidents in other jurisdictions whereby the administration of 3-4 doses of Narcan were required. THU is issuing a warning in the hopes of preventing drug poisonings in our communities. Drug Warning: B-17