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.

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...

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 to talk about substance use

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 find naloxone

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...