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Overdose Survival Guide

Created by the BC Harm Reduction Program, the Overdose Survival Guide: Tips to Save a Life provides emergency information that can help prevent serious injury or death from drug use. Read to learn how to prevent overdose, recognize the signs of an overdose, and what to do when one occurs. Print and share with your community!

Here to Help

Here to Help is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information, working to create mental health and substance use resources based on evidence and best practice. Their pamphlets include information about drugs and alcohol, tips for safer use, and contact information for users who are looking for help. Check them out:

Be sure to also check out the resources featured in our sidebar, Take Care With Cannabis created by Vancouver Coastal Health, and What Do I Need to Know About MDMA and E-Related Deaths? created by ANKORS.    

Raw Opium

Raw Opium is a feature length documentary (and two-part TV series) about a commodity that has tremendous power – both to ease pain and to destroy lives. The opium poppy is the raw material for heroin, fueling a vast criminal trade larger than the economies of many countries.

Raw Opium is a journey around the world and through time, where conflicting forces do battle over the narcotic sap of the opium poppy. From an opium master in southeast Asia to a UN drug enforcement officer on the border of Afghanistan; from a former Indian government Drug Czar and opium farmer to a crusading Vancouver doctor and Portuguese street worker who daily confront the realities of drug addiction. We see how this flower has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role – not just in the lives of people who grow, manufacture and use it – but also in the increasingly tense sphere of international relations. In the process, our assumptions about addiction and the War on Drugs are challenged.

Visit Raw Opium on Facebook & Twitter.

AIDS Network, Outreach & Support Society

ANKORS is a regional non-profit that operates in the East and West Kootenays, offering support to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.