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.

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...
Women struggles alone with chronic pain

You Don't Have to Face Chronic Pain Alone

Since the overdose emergency was declared in April 2016, it’s been found that people who overdose in B.C. are twice as likely to be dealing with chronic pain...

New Resources in Punjabi, Simplified and Traditional Chinese

3-4 people die of drug overdose every day in BC. Most die alone, because they kept their drug use hidden from the people closest to them. There are supports,...
Smiling male youths support each other to reduce risks of substance use

Using Substances? Look Out for Yourself and Your Friends

“A close friend of mine overdosed and died. We always think, is this the batch that could kill us?” Axe, Behind the Numbers project. People have always...
Men in support group talk about experiences positively and openly

What is a Peer Support Worker?

Peer support workers play an essential role in supporting people with substance use related challenges. They offer judgement-free care and personal connection...