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.

What is Fentanyl?

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is more toxic than most other opioids. Fentanyl is sometimes prescribed by doctors to help patients who are dealing with...
Harm Reduction from Indigenous Perspectives

Video Series: Harm Reduction from Indigenous Perspectives

A new video series, developed by the First Nations Health Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health, brings together the voices of health providers, community...
Pharmacists role in overdose crisis

Pharmacists Role in Overdose Crisis

Pharmacists are on the frontline of working with patients prescribed opioids for pain control. They also dispense prescribed opioid agonist medications to help...
Overdose Awareness

Overdose Awareness: The Power of Conversations

Talking about overdose could save a life. This is one of the many messages championed by International Overdose Awareness Day. On August 31, people all over...
Guy Felicella Proves Harm Reduction Saves Lives

Watch and Share: Guy Felicella Proves Harm Reduction Saves Lives

This blog and supporting video may trigger some people. If you need emotional support to deal with a concern or feeling or are looking for information on...
Help Change Mental Health and Addictions Services in BC

Help Change Mental Health and Addictions Services in B.C.

You or someone you care about will likely be affected by mental health or substance use challenges at some point in life. These issues don’t discriminate –...
Community Connection Helps Stop Overdose

Community Connection and Harm Reduction Keep People Safe

Western approaches to substance use don’t always work for Indigenous people and communities. Indigenous harm reduction is built on the foundation that reducing...
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...