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Quick-Learn Lesson - Naloxone Administration

This brief 15-20 minute lesson on recognizing signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and outlines what to do if you witness or suspect an opioid overdose.

It was created for people at risk of or likely to witness or respond to an opioid overdose.

Public Health Emergency Declared

On April 14, 2016, BC's provincial public health officer declared an emergency in response to the rise in drug overdose and deaths.

Learn about our role in the response.

Communicating Drug Alerts

We interviewed some service providers & peers about what messages should be included in these alerts.

We interviewed some service providers & peers about what messages should be included in these alerts.



Search for harm reduction sites in BC.


Intranasal Naloxone

August 29th, 2016

Reduce Hard

About Us

The Harm Reduction Program is part of the BC Centre for Disease Control. We believe every person has the right to the best health possible and should be treated with dignity and respect.

We advocate for a community-based participatory model where patients are partners. We see ourselves as 'co-learners' meaning we understand that clients are the ‘experts’ with lived experiences and, to reciprocate, we are open and share our knowledge and our expertise. We believe in including people who use illegal drugs from across BC in policy decisions and program changes.

About Harm Reduction

Harm reduction aims to keep people safe and minimize death, disease, and injury from high-risk behaviour. Harm reduction involves a range of support services and strategies to enhance the knowledge, skills, resources, and supports for individuals, families and communities to be safer and healthier.

The evidence shows it works and has many benefits for people who use substances, their families, and communities.

Educate about Safer Sex


Vancouver Coastal Overdose Prevention Site Resources (includes Alerts): 

    Alert and List of OD Prevention & Supervised Injection Sites (May 23, 2017)

    Overdose Prevention and Response

     Report Bad Dope

     Drop-In THN Training,                           Vancouver (May - July)

Fraser Health  - Alerts and Take Home Naloxone Training: 

      Take Home Naloxone Training Locations

 Interior Overdose Prevention Sites (includes Alerts): 

    Carfentanil Confirmed                            (2017-Mar-02)

    Living Positive Resource Centre

    List of Sites

Northern Overdose Prevention Site        (location/hrs)

Island Overdose Prevention Sites & Alerts:


    List of Sites

    Wesley Street Info

    Victoria Sites


Supply Catalogue

Read Our Ezine

Aug 2016