Injection Drug Use Outreach Worker Program

Carfentanil Alert for Hamilton

Be aware that street drugs in Hamilton may contain a deadly opioid drug carfentanil. It is 100 times stronger than fentanyl and is hidden in other drugs. It will cause more overdoses and deaths.

What you can do:

  • Always call 911 for an overdose. You need hospital care to survive.
  • Get a naloxone overdose kit and training: 905-546-4276 or 1-800-565-8603
  • Use smaller amounts of drugs and don’t inject the whole dose at once.
  • Be with someone else when using. 

The Injection Drug Use Outreach program, or IDU program, provides HIV prevention, education, support and referrals for people who use injection drugs who are at risk of contracting HIV and Hepatitis C virus.

Injection Drug Use Outreach program hours and locations

Call the IDU outreach worker at 905-546-3541 from Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The outreach worker can meet with you on the street, in your home or at community locations such as the Van, shelters or other public spaces. 

Services through the Injection Drug Use Outreach program

We provide the following services through an IDU outreach worker:

  • HIV, hepatitis C and safe injection information
  • information about reducing harm
  • referrals to social, medical and addiction services
  • support such as brief counselling, food, clothing and housing

Our services are confidential and non-judgemental.