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.

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...
talk about mental health and substance use

Pledge to Talk About Mental Health and Substance Use for a Chance to Win

You could win a Vancouver Canucks prize package, including four tickets to the Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers on January 16, 2019! All you need to do is make a...
Break the silence on mens mental health and substance use

Break the Silence on Men’s Mental Health and Substance Use

At least one in five British Columbians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. This number cuts across all walks of life:...
Why are so many men dying of overdose

Why Are So Many Men Dying of Overdose?

Suck it up. Tough it out. Be a man. Every guy has heard these words before – and maybe even used them. But how do they really affect the people that hear and...

What is the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act?

Seconds matter when someone is overdosing. The first step in responding to an overdose is calling 9-1-1. But when grappling with the fear of being arrested,...
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,...