University of Ottawa Student Union Can’t Administer Anti-Overdose Drug At Orientation Week

Hadi Wess, president of the undergraduate student union that runs the events, said the group initially planned to have about 100 student leaders carry naloxone kits to combat any overdoses that could occur during the parties and events that get underway over the long weekend. The measure was to prepare for the possibility that substances such as the deadly opioid fentanyl could be mixed with other drugs that might be consumed.

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  • pettifog

    I suppose it’s asking to much to suggest 17 or 18 year olds just don’t use heroin?

    • (slow clap)

    • shasta

      I lost any sympathy I had for people who o.d. on recreational drugs. Its not like it is a new problem, but users nowadays don’t seem to have any caution or fear when they partake. I know I was always cautious during my stupid years; I guess having a friend die from speed in high school was enough of a warning. Perhaps if we didn’t step in and try to save everyone the problem would lesson as the bodies piled up.

  • Dave

    One way to weed out the riff-raff.

    • Maurice Miner

      I see what you did there!

  • UCSPanther

    Here’s a better idea: How about spending more time studying and working hard rather than partying hard and getting high.

  • canminuteman

    Ant student caught doing anything illegal should be expelled. I don’t want my kids going to school with a bunch of criminals. Why should criminals take up highly sought after spaces at our universities?

  • irishrus

    yeah nothing like enabling and welcoming asshole behaviour so ‘kicks’ can be had without the risk of Russian Roulette

    Kind of like the homosexual behaviour did (and does) with the added thrill being the chance of death increasing, with the riskier spontaneous behavior the better