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.

Fight stigma and prevent overdose

Nelson Comes Together to Fight Stigma and Overdose

Anyone can be affected by addiction and the overdose crisis – a fact poignantly brought to light in a new video series created by ANKORS, a group dedicated to...
Dealing with Grief and Loss from Substance Use

Dealing with Grief and Loss from Substance Use

“We grieve intensely because we love intensely.” Losing someone to substance use is a deeply traumatic and painful experience. It can leave you with many...
How to dispose of a needle

How to Dispose of a Needle Safely

Have you ever found a discarded needle in your community or a public area? This can be a distressing experience, especially if you don’t know what to do. In...
What drive people to use drugs

What Drives People to Use Drugs? Voices' Story

“I come from an upper middle-class family,” Voices said. “I started smoking cigarettes at the age of seven, and smoking pot at nine. It was the hippie time,...
How do you support someone who doesn't want help

How Do You Support Someone Who Doesn’t Want Help?

Many people’s stories of addressing substance use-related challenges involve courageous conversations with their personal connections and community. These...

Responding When Someone Reaches Out

For someone experiencing mental health and substance use-related challenges, taking the step to talk about what they’re facing can feel like a huge, scary leap...

Starting a Conversation Could Save a Life

There are many faces to the overdose emergency. And they belong to people we would all recognize. More than 1450 people died of overdose in B.C. in 2017. Over...
Is it safe to try drugs

Drug Safety for Holiday Parties

Is it safe to try drugs? Is it safe to use drugs when drinking alcohol? It’s never completely safe and right now, in the middle of the worst public health...
stay safe during overdose crisis

Toxic Drug Supply: Staying Safe During the Overdose Crisis

Since January 2017, more than 2,400 British Columbians have lost their lives to overdose. They were people from communities across the province: from the coast...
How to prevent and respond to overdose

Stay Safe, Save Lives: How to Prevent and Respond to Overdose

Three to four people die of an overdose in B.C. every day. And, more than four out of five overdose deaths this year were guys. Each of these deaths is a...