The illegal drug supply in BC is more toxic and unpredictable than ever. People are losing their loved ones every single day—family, friends, neighbours, co-workers. But toxic drug injuries and deaths can be prevented.
Test a small amount of the substance first, and go slowly, especially if you haven’t used in a while. If you are in a group, make sure at least one person stays sober until you have confirmed that your batch is safe.
Naloxone is a medication that can reverse opioid overdose temporarily. You can get a naloxone kit to carry with you—find out where to get one here.
Always call 9-1-1 for help. Naloxone cannot reverse an overdose from non-opioid drugs like benzos. It can be hard to know what someone has taken, especially since street drugs are often cut with other substances. If you are unsure what someone has taken, you can still use naloxone. It will not harm them.