If you suspect an overdose, call 911 right away.

Get informed.

Get the facts about substance use, addiction and overdose.

Understand the facts

Addiction is

not a choice.

No ones chooses addiction. It’s a health condition, one with a lot of different causes and factors. Like any health condition, successful treatment or management varies from person to person and circumstance to circumstance. And like any health condition, it can be dangerous—but there are ways to stay safer and to get help.

Addiction is a medical condition.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, talks about how addiction is a medical condition and what that means.

Get help.

For yourself, a loved one or a friend who may need it.