Category: Overdose Crisis

Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement: The Role of Peers in the Overdose Crisis

In this guest blog post, brought to you by the Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement team, learn the important role peers have played in the overdose crisis and how COVID-19 has posed an extra challenge in the work they do.

Help End the Overdose Crisis: 7 Ways to Reduce Stigma

The overdose crisis is killing members of our community every day. In this blog post, learn 7 ways you can eliminate stigma and help bring an end to this public health emergency.

Interventions for People Who Use Drugs are more than just COVID-19 Prevention

In this guest blog post, brought to you by the harm reduction team at the BC Centre for Disease Control, learn what overdose response interventions have been put in place, including the vital role peers (people with lived/living experience) play in keeping people alive.

Activate Health to Eliminate Stigma

We can all play a role in eliminating stigma to prevent overdoses and save lives. Experts, advocates, and people with lived experience are battling for a safe supply of drugs and decriminalization; we can join them through actions we can take, every day, starting now.

The Overdose Crisis & COVID-19: Support Peers Through Two Emergencies

Two public health emergencies are colliding like nothing we’ve seen before. We must act now. Support peers on the front line through Compassion, Inclusion, Engagement

Signs of an Overdose, and What to do

To identify the signs of an opioid overdose and what to do if you encounter one.

Words Matter – Videos

We created short videos to help change the conversation about stigma.

Other resources

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FAQs: the Overdose Crisis, Stigma, and What You Can Do

Just starting to learn about substance use, the overdose crisis, and stigma? Not sure where to start? Check out some handy FAQs

Words Matter

Eliminating stigma starts with us and the words we use.