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.

Woman embraces person dealing with grief and loss as a result of substance use

Overdose Prevention Funding Available for B.C. Organizations

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions in partnership with the Community Action Initiative and the Overdose Emergency Response Centre, has made funding...
Overdose Prevention for Event and Festival Organizers

Organizing for Safety: Overdose Prevention for Event and Festival Organizers

Organizers of music festivals, sporting events, and other large gatherings across B.C. are stepping up to plan festivities with harm reduction practices in...
How does stigma impact people who use drugs

Watch and Share: How Does Stigma Impact People Who Use Drugs?

Together we can stop the cycle of stigma Stigma is when people hold negative attitudes and beliefs about people who are different from them. Overdoses are...
Campaign shows people who uses drugs are real people

B.C. Anti-Stigma Campaign Adapted and Launched in Canada’s Largest City

On May 18, 2018, Toronto Public Health launched a new campaign intended to help combat stigma and start conversations about substance use in Canada’s largest...
Naloxone Kit

Naloxone Training Online

Learning the signs of an overdose and knowing how to respond is one way you can help save lives. Getting a naloxone kit, and training on how to use it, is the...
Dr Mark Tyndall discusses harm reduction at TedTalk

Harm Reduction

WATCH & SHARE Dr. Mark Tyndall’s TEDMED Talk on Harm Reduction Harm reduction is sometimes misunderstood as “giving up” on people who use drugs. As public...
Campaign shows people who uses drugs are real people

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...
Campaign shows people who uses drugs are real people

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

When it comes to substance use, establishing a positive relationship with a teen can go a long way. Having respectful conversations together about health and...
Two young women discuss stigma and addiction

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...