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  • Survey on Drug Use Among Harm Reduction Clients

    October 31st, 2012

    The Harm Reduction Strategies and Services Committee implemented a survey at harm reduction sites across BC to determine drug use trends outside of Vancouver and Victoria where there is little research. For more information check out the Survey on Drug Use Among Harm Reduction Clients report or our e'zine article.

     Above is a map of the 28 harm reduction sites across BC who participate in this pilot project. We had 4-9 sites per health authority.

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  • Bringing Naloxone to BC

    April 10th, 2012

     

    The Harm Reduction Program at the BC Centre for Disease Control is developing a program to increase access to naloxone across BC. Working alongside their many partners, the Harm Reduction Program hopes to increase the public’s awareness and accessibility to naloxone, as well as, have it made available at community service organizations. The film depicts the importance of this initiative and its impact on the community. 

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  • Welcome to Toward the Heart!

    March 20th, 2012

    Toward the Heart

    This is our new website to provide resources and support for harm reduction service providers, clinical staff, users, and the public. Our goal is to have an educational and networking tool to help spread the word about harm reduction best practices. "Toward the heart" is a reference to the medical technique of always injecting substances in the same direction of bloodflow towards the heart.

    Soon we'll be launching our first E-Zine! That's basically a magazine-styled website that can be emailed too. We encourage you to sign up to our mail list so you'll receive our inaugural issue.

    We're also on Facebook & Twitter too. Please join  and follow us, and share our posts and tweets!

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