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.

Youth discuss substance use challenges in group counselling session

How Foundry Supports Youth to Find Positive Pathways

If someone’s substance use affects their grades at school, performance at work or relationships with friends and family, they may be experiencing substance use...
Jashandeep Gill talks about mental health to reduce stigma

South Asian Youth Talk to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

As an ambassador with the South Asian Youth Mental Health (SAYMH) program, Jashandeep Gill is part of a team of young people working to reduce stigma in B.C....
Project Angel logo and peer support coordinator contact details

Project Angel Gives Hope in Overdose Emergency

An innovative partnership in Abbotsford is showing that when different parts of a community work together, bridges can be built, hearts can be opened, and...
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Stories of Recovery

Mental health and substance use challenges can be different for everyone. How these challenges start, the way people experience them, and the pathways people...

Common Types of Opioids

Opioids are a group of substances with pain-relieving properties. They come in many different types, strengths, and forms and are mostly prescribed by doctors...
Man bonds with older man in wheelchair, laughing and looking to the future

From Substance Use and Self-Medicating to Treatment and Community

Drugs were always in the background when Bryan was growing up. His mother experienced substance use challenges, and Bryan first tried drugs at a young age,...

Youth and Substance Use: Getting Help Early at Foundry

Many people experiment with using substances early in life – in fact, youth ages 15-24 use unregulated substances more than any other age group in Canada....

Mental Health in the Workplace

With most adults spending more time at work than anywhere else, it should be no surprise that our jobs have a big impact on our mental health. Our work...
Vancouver Coastal Health Overdose Outreach Team

Vancouver Coastal Health Overdose Outreach Team Connects People 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...
Man calls for help

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...