Want to learn more? Check out these other great sites and resources to learn more about topics like substance use, the overdose crisis, stigma, and more.
Toward the Heart, BC Centre for Disease Control’s Harm Reduction Services site. Covering all things related to substance use, you can find information about drug testing, harm reduction supplies, Take Home Naloxone program, and so much more.
Changing the Narrative, information on changing the narrative around substance use and addiction, particularly in media.
Stop Overdose BC, the BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions public-facing website to address the overdose crisis.
How do you talk to someone about substance use and overdose prevention? A great resource adapted from Fraser Health and shared via the BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction, helpful ways to have brave conversations with loved ones.
Northern Health, the health authority that services Northern BC and their great anti-stigma campaign that includes stories from people with lived experience.
BC Centre on Substance Use, for family and caregiver resources for dealing with substance use and addiction.
Project Inclusion, a comprehensive report and short animated videos by Pivot Legal Society about how stigma is impacting people in BC, including people who use substances.
Moms Stop the Harm, a network of Canadian families whose loved ones have lost their lives to drug related harms, or who have struggled with substance use. Also follow them on social @momsstoptheharm
Canadian Association of People who use Drugs (CAPUD), a national peer group with membership in nine Canadian provinces. They work in advocacy and changing public policy on substance use.
CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information. This page covers stigma experienced by people living with HIV.
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, to learn more about drug policy in Canada.
ANKORS (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society), created a video series called “Beyond the Stigma of Drug Use” that includes voices of people who use drugs, service providers, and youth in discussing stigma.