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.

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Ways to Stay Safer

The illegal drug supply in B.C. is more toxic and unpredictable than ever. People are losing their loved ones every single day – family, friends, neighbours,...
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Get the Lifeguard App

If you or someone you know uses drugs, Lifeguard App provides one more way to stay safer. This life-saving app can automatically connect you to emergency...
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Join the Global Movement for Overdose Awareness

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day – a global event to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. 
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Funding for B.C. Treatment & Recovery Service Operators

Funding is available to support licensed and registered treatment and recovery service operators across B.C. These services help save lives.
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Light to Unite: A 3000 Km Bike Trip for Mental Health

In 2019, Tyler cycled 2800 km across B.C. Now, he is back on the road for a second bike trip to raise awareness about mental health. This year, Tyler’s journey...
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Pledge to End Substance Use Stigma

The words we choose to use make an impact. Join people across B.C. in taking the pledge to end the harm caused by using stigmatizing language.

Harm Reduction Work is Positively Impacting Lives

While overdose deaths are alarmingly high in British Columbia, there are people dedicating their life’s work to supporting safer substance use and helping...
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Safe Spaces that Help Stop Overdoses

The street drug supply in B.C. is highly toxic. Visiting overdose prevention sites and supervised consumption services can help prevent overdose when using...
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Stay Safer as Overdose Deaths Increase

The illegal drug supply in B.C. is more toxic than ever and unpredictable. Learn life saving steps to stay safer if you or someone you know uses substances.
The Peer2Peer project created a support model for peers called the ROSE model – R-Recognition, O-Organizational Support, S-Skill Development, and E-for Everyone.

Peer2Peer Project Helps Save Lives in Overdose Emergency

Peer engagement has been at the forefront of harm reduction efforts since the beginning of the overdose crisis, and before its start. The Peer2Peer project...