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Authorities offer advice on safer drug use ahead of the 2019 summer festival season (Dr. Joseph Finkler, SPH)

Authorities offer advice on safer drug use ahead of the festival season
Authorities offer advice on safer drug use ahead of the festival season

The first day of the summer is barely more than a month away. It’s time to pull your festival gear out of storage and prepare for the year’s annual season of concerts under the sun.

Breakout Festival is happening in Vancouver at the PNE Amphitheatre June 15 and 16, FVDED in the Park will take place in Surrey July 5 and 6, Constellation Festival is coming to Squamish July 26 to 28, and Shambhala returns to the Kootenays August 9 to 12. Those are just four of more than 40 multi-day musical events happening around the province between now and when the kids head back to school in September.

St. Paul’s Dr. Joseph Finkler is quoted there noting that most people who experience an adverse reaction to drugs are usually less experienced than seasoned users. That means that if you’re trying something new, it’s always best to go slow.

Read the full story on the Georgia Straight.

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