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.

Vancouver Coastal Health Overdose Outreach Team

Overdose Outreach Team Connects People Across Vancouver to Care

A small but mighty team is working tirelessly to protect people from overdose in the Vancouver region, touching countless lives in the process. The Vancouver...

Benzos and Overdose: Be Aware of the Risks and Signs

Since the overdose emergency was declared in B.C. in 2016, most overdose deaths have been linked to fentanyl – a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more toxic...
Two men celebrate community wellness

Supporting Local Solutions to the Overdose Crisis

The overdose crisis affects people from all walks of life in every community across B.C. We can all be part of solutions that can help save lives and improve...

Cycling for Hope: Tyler Waddell Crosses BC for Mental Health

Tyler Waddell is in Whitehorse, where he should be getting some well-deserved rest. Instead, he’s excited to talk about an inspirational journey that has taken...
Two women talk openly following relapse

What To Do After a Relapse

Relapses can occur when recovering from many chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. This also includes substance use disorders...
Mother walks with arms around children as they go back to school

Back to School: Talking about Mental Health with Children and Youth

Picking up supplies, getting back into the routine, looking forward to seeing friends again – a new school year is an exciting and busy time. But while back-to...
Patricia Vickers shares Indigenous perspectives of intergenerational trauma and substance use

Indigenous Perspectives of Trauma and Substance Use

This blog may trigger some people. If you need emotional support or are looking for information on mental health resources or services, call the KUU-US Crisis...
Man contemplating his recovery journey while looking out at the ocean

Looking Back on Addiction Towards Recovery

Reaching out for help can make a big impact on a person's journey towards recovery. It can break down the silence and isolation that make substance use...
Person reaches out a hand to help pull their friend up

What Does Recovery From Addiction Look Like?

Everyone’s pathway to healing and recovery is different. People can use many different services – professional treatment, harm reduction, peer groups and other...
International Overdose Awareness Day graphic featuring a hopeful man and the hashtag #EndOverdose

Six Things to Do This International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 is International Overdose Day – a day to recognize the impact of overdose in our communities and to remember those who have been lost. Here are six...