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.

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...

Stop Overdose BC (Female) TV Spot

WATCH & SHARE our latest TV spot to help break down the walls of stigma that prevent British Columbians living with problematic substance use from getting...

Stop Overdose BC (Male) TV Spot

WATCH & SHARE our latest TV spot to help break down the walls of stigma that prevent British Columbians living with problematic substance use from getting...
Talking to youth about drugs

4 Tips for Talking to Youth About Drugs

There are many reasons why youth may try using drugs. They may be curious and be seeking something new to try. They may be trying to fit in with their friends...