Hear from everyday change-makers who are working to stop overdoses.  Learn from those who are helping to put a human face on the overdose crisis in our province. Powerful stories that can help others heal, provide hope and remind us of our humanity.  Share these stories with others and get involved in your community. Together we can build greater awareness about overdose.

Relapsing is not a failure

Relapsing Is Not a Failure

Opioid use disorder is a chronic relapsing condition. This means it’s common for people to use opioid drugs again even after completing detox and treatment and...
Abbotsford group helps stop overdose

Abbotsford Group Makes Superhero Efforts to Help Stop Overdose

Superheroes give us hope and inspiration in times of crisis. Characters in our favourite movies and comic books undertake courageous feats to save the day and...

Muscle Rigidity a Sign of Fentanyl Overdose

You can help save lives by being able to recognize the risks and signs of an overdose. Common signs of overdose are when a person: is not moving and can’t be...
Have a safe festival

Have a Safe Festival: Look Out for Each Other

Tickets? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Buddy system? Double-check. Sticking with your friends at festivals and events this summer means keeping each other safe...
Overdose Prevention Funding for BC Organizations

Overdose Prevention Funding Available for B.C. Organizations

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions in partnership with the Community Action Initiative and the Overdose Emergency Response Centre, has made funding...
Overdose Prevention for Event and Festival Organizers

Organizing for Safety: Overdose Prevention for Event and Festival Organizers

Organizers of music festivals, sporting events, and other large gatherings across B.C. are stepping up to plan festivities with harm reduction practices in...
How does stigma impact people who use drugs

Watch and Share: How Does Stigma Impact People Who Use Drugs?

Together we can stop the cycle of stigma Stigma is when people hold negative attitudes and beliefs about people who are different from them. Overdoses are...

B.C. Anti-Stigma Campaign Adapted and Launched in Canada’s Largest City

On May 18, 2018, Toronto Public Health launched a new campaign intended to help combat stigma and start conversations about substance use in Canada’s largest...
Naloxone Kit

Naloxone Training Online

Overdoses can happen in unexpected situations: at a community event, social gathering, or even at home with a friend or family member. You might not always...

Harm Reduction

WATCH & SHARE Dr. Mark Tyndall’s TEDMED Talk on Harm Reduction Harm reduction is sometimes misunderstood as “giving up” on people who use drugs. As public...