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.

3 Myths About Stigma & Addiction

It's impossible to move forward in the overdose crisis without addressing some major myths about addiction and substance use. After reading this article, talk...

Why Words Matter When We Talk About Addiction

Words and language matter – especially for people who use substances. The terms we use to describe people who use drugs and the conditions associated with drug...

Overdose Prevention Sites, Supervised Consumption Services & Drug Checking

Harm reduction is a practical approach to keeping people safe. The approach aims to protect people who are engaged in higher-risk behaviour while at the same...

How Do You Talk To Someone About Substance Use & Overdose Prevention?

You can be an important connection in the life of someone who is using substances. Starting the conversation may not be easy. It may be tough to find the right...

Mobile Response Team

The mental, emotional, spiritual and social impacts of the overdose crisis are felt across the province. First responders, frontline workers, people with lived...

Vancouver Canucks Helping To Make B.C. Stigma Free

The Vancouver Canucks and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions are joining together to combat stigma around substance use, so that people can feel safe...

Where Can I Get a Naloxone Kit in B.C.?

Naloxone is a medication that can quickly reverse the effects of an overdose from opioids such as heroin, morphine, fentanyl, carfentanil, and codeine. Opioids...
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How to Get Involved & Help Stop Overdose in B.C.

As the #StopOverdoseBC campaign reaches more British Columbians, people are asking how they can get involved but don’t know how or where to begin. There are...
Recovery services and treatment support in BC

Recovery Services & Treatment Support in B.C.

Just as each person’s life path is unique, a route that leads to problematic substance use is also unique. Similarly, how and why a person decides to seek...
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Opioid Use & Detox: Does it Work?

Withdrawal management – commonly referred to as detox – can look different depending on the substance. But when it comes to treatment for opioid use disorder,...