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.

Overdose Prevention in Rural Communities

Overdose Prevention in Rural Communities

It isn’t just people living in cities affected by the overdose crisis. People in rural communities across BC are affected, too. Jason Stevens is a BC Emergency...
There’s a story behind every statistic

There is a Story Behind Every Statistic

“Our son died in April 2017. He was 1 out of 123 overdose deaths that month. But we don’t want him to be a number.” - Parents of Ryan.  In 2017, 1,451 people...
Share ideas on how to address substance use issues

Share Your Ideas on How to Address Substance Use Issues

Make a difference in your community and across Canada Has your life been affected by substance use? You might have experienced addiction firsthand, or seen a...
compassion for substance dependancy

Compassion for People with Substance Dependency

Negative views about substance use is a major barrier to people asking for help, even when they need it most. These negative views can lead people who use...
Mental Health and Substance Use

Mental Health and Substance Use

Being mentally well can mean you feel good about life, and it can mean that you feel you’re reaching your potential and accomplishing your goals. It’s common,...
What is Fentanyl?

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is more toxic than most other opioids. Fentanyl is sometimes prescribed by doctors to help patients who are dealing with...
Harm Reduction from Indigenous Perspectives

Video Series: Harm Reduction from Indigenous Perspectives

A new video series, developed by the First Nations Health Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health, brings together the voices of health providers, community...
Pharmacists role in overdose crisis

Pharmacists Role in Overdose Crisis

Pharmacists are on the frontline of working with patients prescribed opioids for pain control. They also dispense prescribed opioid agonist medications to help...
Overdose Awareness

Overdose Awareness: The Power of Conversations

Talking about overdose could save a life. This is one of the many messages championed by International Overdose Awareness Day. On August 31, people all over...
Guy Felicella Proves Harm Reduction Saves Lives

Watch and Share: Guy Felicella Proves Harm Reduction Saves Lives

This blog and supporting video may trigger some people. If you need emotional support to deal with a concern or feeling or are looking for information on...