We worked with a team of researchers, service providers and people with lived experience to develop comprehensive recommendations to ensure that people who use drugs have access to high-quality services that prevent the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other infections.
Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids, such as heroin, methadone, and morphine.
BC has developed a Take Home Naloxone (THN) Program to help prevent overdoses and save lives.
This study explores the perceptions of persons who smoke crack cocaine in Vancouver regarding its use, effects and impacts on their health.
Perceptions of risk and suggestions related to harm reduction supplies and services are examined.
Cocaine in B.C. has been found to contain a substance called levamisole which can cause a condition called agranulocytosis that dramatically reduces white blood cells.
We are doing a study to find out more about it, and help doctors better treat patients after exposure.