Harm Reduction

Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service:

Available to anyone needing help with any kind of substance use issues. Free, multilingual telephone assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact:

Phone: 604-660-9382 or 1-800-663-1441 (Toll-free)

Last updated:

July 22, 2020

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Alcoholics Anonymous has online meetings and resources. The group for people in B.C. and Yukon is 164 and Beyond. There are many meeting time options on the website.

Website:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a71ccw7ihaWelksKwOp4AzAkYlVqSoKiN6Gsm38bKMU/preview

Last updated:

April 30, 2020

BC Centre for Disease Control:

Information for those who are worried about COVID-19 and use substances.
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/priority-po...

Information about COVID-19 and resources specifically for homeless and under housed people, including where to go for testing and referral to self-isolation spaces.
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/priority-po...

Website:

http://covid-19.bccdc.ca/

Last updated:

July 10, 2020

Health Initiative for Men:

Health Initiative for Men created an infographic and shared tips on how to stay safe if using substances.

Website:

https://checkhimout.ca/covid19/covid19-drugs/

Last updated:

April 30, 2020

Lifeguard App:

The Lifeguard app, when activated just before the user takes a dose, can connect people to emergency responders if an overdose does occur. It has been developed by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), in partnership with regional health authorities and Lifeguard Digital Health and can be downloaded at both the App Store and Google Play. 

App Store: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lifeguard-app/id1359022089 ;

Google Play: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lifeguard-app/id1359022089 .

Last updated:

June 16, 2020


 

Menahra:

Arabic harm reduction information and support is available from Menahra.

Website:

http://menahra.org/en/180-home-slide/892-2020-03-27-13-35-26

Last updated:

April 30, 2020

Overdose Prevention and Response (Fraser Health)

Information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to an overdose. Lists overdose prevention services and includes a guide to conversations about prevention.

Website

https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/mental-health-and-substance-use/overdose-prevention-and-response#.XukEDC_MwW_

Last updated:

June 18, 2020

Stop Overdose (BC Government)

Information on preventing and recognizing an overdose, getting support for yourself, and helping others. Information in Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese is here: https://www.stopoverdose.gov.bc.ca/theweekly/resources-punjabi-SC-and-TC

Website:

https://www.stopoverdose.gov.bc.ca

Last updated:

June 18, 2020